The Equity Center was founded in 1982 by 55 school districts as a response to the gross inequities that existed in the state’s school finance system. The effects of the inequities were so severe that they were preventing districts from providing the educational opportunities their students deserved.
Over time, the Equity Center has become the largest research and advocacy organization of its kind in the nation and the only education association in Texas that exclusively represents the interests of children in school districts that are chronically under-funded by the Texas school finance system.
Our first priority has always been, and will always be, to increase access to financial resources for our member school districts. To achieve equity and adequacy, a school finance system must provide all school districts fair and equal access to the state’s resources while recognizing real cost differences among students and districts.