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In audio, high-ranking TEA official admits public school funds could drop with voucher-like programs“School districts, what they have to do if they lose a student, [is] be smart about how they allocate their resources and maybe that’s one less fourth grade teacher,” Steve Lecholop, a TEA deput...
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