Scott McCown: The 2012 School Finance Litigation and Impact on Educational Equity in Texas

5:00pm – 7:00pm

More than half of Texas school districts are part of pending lawsuits against the state’s school finance system. Scott McCown, ‘79, talks about the lawsuits, the historic conflict between rich and poor school districts in Texas, and how the current lawsuits could impact educational equity. As a state district judge, McCown presided over all public school finance cases from 1990-2002. He is now Executive Director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities. Norma Cantu, who holds joint appointments at UT in the College of Education and School of Law, will moderate the discussion. Professor Cantu is a former  Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights and former regional counsel and education director of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.