When the Texas Legislature cut $5.4 billion from school coffers in 2011, school districts and other interested parties filed suit claiming that as a result of the cuts the state is failing to live up to its constitutional obligation to provide an adequate public education to all students.

State District Judge John Dietz agreed and in a ruling last February, determined that the Texas school finance system is unconstitutional. But he did not make a formal, final ruling.

Since then, the 83rd Texas Legislature restored $3.4 billion of funds to schools. Lawmakers also passed legislation greatly reducing the number of end-of-course exams required in high school…

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