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Education and Health Care


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University of Texas at Arlington
Pols 2312 - State and Local Government
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POLS 2312 1st Edition Lecture 33 Outline of Last Lecture I Obama s Immigration Policy II Texas Public Education Outline of Current Lecture I Education Court Cases A Brown vs Board of Education B San Antonio ISD vs Board of Education C Edgewood ISD vs Kirby Robin Hood Funding II Education Reforms A Education Reform in 1980 s B Education Reform in 1990 s C After Reforms III Poverty in Texas IV Welfare Policy A Medicaid B TANF C Medicare D Obamacare V Water Policy Current Lecture l Texas has 1 265 school districts and 374 districts that are considered wealthy when in the beginning it was just 30 A The Texas Constitution called for segregation Black students had fewer school days and 1 3rd less funding than white students In 1957 Brown vs Board of Education passed desegregating schools B San Antonio ISD vs Rodriguez addressed equity in public school funding C Edgewood ISD vs Kirby in 1989 declares the existing funding system in violation of the state constitution Robin Hood funding emerged because of this case which was where property wealth districts share their local tax revenue with poor districts These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute ll A In the 1980 s they selected a committee on Public Education and centralized state control over public education Ross Perot a rich businessman created No Pass No Play If football players didn t pass their classes then they couldn t play football B In the 1990 s students in low performing schools had some ability to move out of them if they could find better schools and if those schools would take them Governor Bush led the effort and created NCLB No Child Left Behind C After reforms dropout rates seemed to decline but only because of how they measured it Texas starts counting how many people dropout from 10th grade but most other states count from 8th grade or even 7th grade Scores on standardized tests rose but there are still debates over how to test people and there were multiple budget cuts to education lll 18 of Texans are in poverty compared to the national average of 15 An income of less than 11 170 is considered poor and 58 of poor households are employed lV Most major state welfare programs are cooperative using federal matching funds A Medicaid is medical care for the poor disabled or need financial assistance B TANF Temporary Aid to Needy Families is welfare income assistance medical and social services This gives people an income child care and social services One must be near poverty and children must be in the household to receive care This aid is limited to 36 months 3 years C Medicare is for the old but doesn t cover nursing homes To get coverage over this they need Medicaid as well Most doctors will not accept Medicare or Medicaid as a form of payment D Obamacare hasn t been fully passed yet To have this states need state health care exchanges and they need to expand Medicaid which is something Texas does not want to do Texas is the state with the highest percentage of people uninsured V The Texas Water Development Board deals with water Most of our water goes to irrigation Water consumption is to increase 82 in the next 50 years Proposition 6 passed and now 2 billion will be spent on water projects Oklahoma won t sell water to Texas and East Texas won t build dams for North Texas

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