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Austin Daily Texan (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Austin, Texas Finish the funding fiasco monday july la 1977 a the daily texan a Page 5 editors note this interview with Dallas rep. John Bryant on Public school finance was conducted by dlr no a Bill Anderson Moderator of Quot Texas weekly a Joe Rusk editorial Page editor of the san Antonio Light and Paul Burka senior editor of Texas monthly. Rep Bryant will play a key role in the special legislative session a he a cosponsoring one of the several finance Bills to be considered by the legislature Anderson rep Bryant the governor and the speaker Are saying the special session is going to end within a week or to Days Long before the 30 Days Are up the House and Senate reportedly Are farther Way now than they were during the regular session As far As a school finance goes will the special session be Over in a week a Bryant Well i think it s possible i would like for it to be because i would personally like to go Back Home and make a living i Hope it is not Over in a week because i done to think we can adequately Deal with the Issue education that we spend Over half of the state budget on. In one week s time and if we do it in a week it la be because it will be rushed through and hurried up and i Don t want to see that happen Rusk John will a meaningful school finance solution come out of this special session regardless of How Long the session May be or is this going to be a waste of the taxpayers Money Bryant i have introduced a Bill along with reps Coleman. Jones and others that is an equalizing Bill that takes us a Little farther Down the Road toward trying to equalize the Gross discrepancies Between the Rich the very Rich and the very poor school districts in Texas. The speakers Bill however is a step backwards. It gives More Money to Rich districts i sincerely Hope we done to pass that Bill and go Home and pretend that we be done a Good Job. Burka the chairman of the House education committee Tom Massey is quoted recently As saying that the Bill they re working on now gives tax Relief where its needed most to the Rural districts. Do you agree with that statement that that a where its needed most Bryant i disagree with the factual statement. It does not give tax Relief in any substantial form. It is a phony a cooked up political Deal basically that was designed to allow or. Massey and the speaker to go Home and say a look at what All we be done for you for tax Relief a i think if their Bill passes when their constituents see what a pittance in tax Relief that they re getting thai they will consider it to have been a hoax on them Burka the Urban Rural problem is apparently at the Crux of the disagreement of the school finance controversy. Why should Rural districts get special treatment Bryant Well i done to think they should get special treatment. I think that photo Courtesy of Austin american statesman rep. John Bryant we ought to look at the taxable wealth that is the Market value of the property in each school District and determine which districts need additional state Aido they can provide a basically Good education the Rural members want to determine the value of the wealth of their districts according to the agricultural use value of their property instead of the Market value and that a unsound economically and its certainly not fair to my constituents. Burka in the entire school finance controversy there seems to be an underlying Assumption that there is a relationship Between the amount of Money spent and the Quality of education do you accept this premise Bryant yes i do accept the premise i realize that there Are some flaws in the premise if you study it closely but in general. I have never advocated absolute Equality Between the school districts in terms of the amount of our error this mistake was truly disturbing. The second paragraph in the second editorial in wednesdays paper a permanent problems at the permian basins a was totally confusing. While the Page was being prepared the first line of this paragraph was somehow replaced with a line from the first editorial and our proof readers did t catch it the paragraph should have read. A that would t be As disturbing if Itab had several thousand faculty members like the University in Austin does. But it does t a a Money they spend. I do not necessarily want to see a Cap on enrichment i just want to try to narrow this tremendous embarrassingly huge Gap Between the poor districts some of which have Only $30,000 of Market value per student and the Rich districts the richest of which has $16 million of Market value per student. Burka How much value Are we getting for our educational Dollar in Texas How Good is Texas Public education have you done much work on this9 what is our general reputation Are we getting our Money a worth9 does our school finance system work at All Bryant our school finance system does not work to insure that the less wealthy school districts Are Able to give a basically Good education. It s pretty Clear if you look at the dropout rates in the very poor districts and the rates of people from those areas that Are on welfare Rolls that go to prison that take up our social services a those areas Are the areas that Are costing us Money in the Long run it makes no sense to continue providing or operating a system that provides a substandard education in those areas because the product of those schools ends up on the welfare Rolls and we have to pay for it again. Anderson what must be in that package to satisfy the Rodriguez decision of san Antonio Bryant i think we have to continue moving toward equalization of course the Rodriguez decision did not Rule that our system was unconstitutional it did say that our system was wrong our Bill or the Bill that passes ought to give the most Money to the school districts that Are Able to provide the least at the present time and the least state Aid to the Rich school districts that can provide the Best education available already with local funds. Firing line bring Back longhorn i see by the local newspaper that or. Jones recently director of the University of Texas press has cleared out of his office and perhaps left town that Means. I presume that the University will be making a search for a new director As we say one of the most outstanding accomplishments managed during or Jones tenure As director was the changing of the it press logo or imprimatur its trademark so to speak for the 20 years before Jones it had been a straightforward head on line drawing of a Texas longhorn a Laurel Wreath and a Lone five pointed Star that trademark went around the world on hundreds and hundreds of books published Here before or Jones came Down from Chicago to reduce it to a kind of Johnny come lately version of German abstract advertising Art of the 1920s a a special kind of castration performed by witchcraft. As an artist and As one who served on the it press Board for several pre Jones years. I am hoping that the new director whoever it May be. Will a quite routinely a take up the original longhorn imprimatur and go on about the serious work that a been waiting to be done Donald l. Weismann University professor in the arts no More nothing in memo Nam nothing strikes Back an Austin tradition met an untimely death a few weeks ago investigators have declared the ease a homicide and. Although no one has yet been formally charged there have been allegations that you scream ice Cream dealt the mortal blow in any Case a truly great ice Cream parlor perhaps the Only one that closed on John Len non a birthday has kicked the financial bucket i am going to miss it. There will never to another nothing strikes Back either in Quality of food or originality of decor. Nib was the Best and the Best is no More requiescat in Pace Charles b. Cross philosophy unneeded Protection i noticed yesterday that Ralph Nader said the cab inc Epa. Eda and the rest All these consumer Protection agencies yes sir consumer Protection agencies is exactly what they were set up to be i read the Laws myself just the other Day Arentt protecting us any More instead they re ripping us off and so we need another Agency a consumer Protection Agency to protect us. I guess in a dumb but what i done to get is what a to Stop the same thing from happening to this consumer Protection Agency its not As if Jesus Christ is going to be head of the Agency after All. Say you have a pest control outfit on contract to keep the of Roaches Down Only you still have Roaches its already costing a mint the Price is going up. And the Roaches Are still laughing at you do you hire another Guy to make your dug Man do his Job As he s supposed to anyway under the contract9 not unless you re crazy. Anyone with two brain cells to rub together would fire the Bug Man. See if he really needed the Bug Man at All anyway see if he do it himself and save a Little Money and if he hire some new Guy to do the Job the Job has to get dime. Sure who likes Roaches a but you be got to have rinks in your head to think sincerely that another Agency is the Best Way to do it Robert k. Szabo Law forced Wedlock it Nelson Puett wins will i have to marry my cat Jay Adkins humanities former president students association ordinance Only fair several weeks ago i heard that Nelson Puett was on the Warpath about queers and having to live next door to homosexuals and unmarried people so i turned to my Housemate and her Boyfriend and said a gosh it be awful to live next door to a lesbian9�?T Nelson Puette a scare tactics will not work on anyone with any common sense unmarried couples of whom or Puett apparently disapproves already live next door and my Housemate found no need to worry about the lesbians next door she is living with one. And i pay my rent like anyone else. Or Puette a attempts to say that the fair housing ordinance will a legislate immoral living and promote homosexuality a is a blatant lie the ordinance protects from discrimination on the basis of age Handicap marital status sexual orientation and other things not covered by Federal Law mayor Mcclellan wants to defeat the entire ordinance then reintroduce it without the a a controversial areas. A a noncontroversial a Means race Creed sex a things already included in Federal statutes. Of the mayor s plan is accepted All we will have done is to pass a useless ordinance that will enable politicians to say a i voted against discrimination a when All they have done is repeat what exists now i agree with or Puett on one thing be at the Council meeting on july 21 if you care about human rights of you done to want your landlord deciding with whom you can live and or sleep you Don t have to be homosexual to love humanity. Amine Hogan general and comparative studies doonesbury by Garry Trudeau Al s formal Wear s biggest Competition has just moved into town. Another Al s formal Wear. Northcross mall i Glam fe1 the Midnight by Chalupa i lift i Limi tonight Nim to 2405 Nunn of in menu until i 4 on Ond ? of Mohan s summer clothing amp accessories on Sale Mohan s India info to 2 location on Tho drag a 2200 Guadalupe a 1906 Guadalupe open 10-7 . 478-1456 Dummer Mischol amps featuring the Best German food in Central Texas. At lunch try our German Buffet at night savor our Quot German we Cater to private parties. Call Larry Bales 1607 san Jacinto 477-4171 you mean Una the Coon right. Bux who oot that a bumped from Good the Assassin a exam Vohs committee pc. Short for Arch an Bald cof the idea is Archie to press your investigation Mth such integ pity and vigor thai iou end up getting fired. Any whatever you _ might think of the com r Mettee Ive Legal staff i 7 i is a pretty committed 1 Bunch most of them Are a i prepared to pull an it Archie if thet have tv., 5 an Archie a big Honor i guess. Its said to f brighten v up a re p sums shredded Docu piece pm tomes s 7 what am Genier i guess. I Gong to do dont ask me. J with shredded documents onto anything yet sleuth7 another piece of tape and i la know. Hey a parking ticket Tye reconstructed a parking ticket Rick f us. Yeah no cts my Cloe in run i already leaked it Down you something for tour birthday i Parks parking ticket yeah a it i veg the location of the violation dont you Konda wonder who might Uve near there7 / that parking ticket was issued to Park last year Lacey to has the address of in violation on in Soi a checked it out to see who our. I by was visiting. Dear this address is in the Middle of Georgetown. Park might have been visit True. But Only two hey did of tem belong to i hire a the George town lawyer or club an exclusive a gumshoe7 club financed by the korean cd. A heavens no calling but be careful my off a no Gar wed v Ages at night

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