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Top Stories: Debate Over School Funding And Bathrooms Takes Over Texas GOP Convention

May 13, 2016

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The school bathroom wars blew up today Friday at the Texas Republican Convention in Dallas. That’s after a week of debate about Fort Worth’s moves to protect transgender students. 

After decades of lawsuits and debate, the Texas Supreme Court justices declared the state’s school finance system constitutional. The unanimous decision rules that despite significant flaws, the way Texas pays for schools meets the constitutional requirements. 

Other stories this afternoon:

  • Across North Texas, the federal action on transgender students generated fierce criticism in some circles and enthusiastic praise in others. A look at both sides of the debate. 

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