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30 Seton Hall Legis. J. 39 (2005-2006)
What's in It for Me - School Partnerships in Texas: Are We Bribing Our Kids to Perform

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SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS IN TEXAS: ARE WE
BRIBING OUR KIDS TO PERFORM?
Faith Jackson
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.    INTRO  DUCTIO    N  .............................................................  39
II.   CORPORATE GIFTS - UPPING THE ANTE TO
INCREASE ATTENDANCE .............................................. 42
III.  SCHOOL MISSION CONFLICTING WITH NO CHILD
LEFT  BEH  IND  ACT  ........................................................... 44
A.  Evaluating  Performance .............................................. 44
B. An Elementary Idea: Sharing the Wealth of
K now ledge  .................................................................. 46
C. Risky Business - Federal Funding for Schools
Meeting  Federal Standards .........................................  46
IV.   GIVE UNTIL IT HURTS: THE EFFECTS OF
CORPORATE DONATIONS ............................................. 48
A. Who Is At Risk? - Identifying the Recipients of
Corporate  G ifts ............................................................   49
B. The Potential Socioeconomic Impact .................. 50
V.    RECOMMENDATIONS ..................................................... 52
VI.   CO N CLU  SIO N  ................................................................... 54
L    Introduction
Empowered by the Texas State Constitution in 1883, school
districts in Texas have levied property taxes to supplement local
school funding. Notwithstanding, the Texas school finance sys-
tem has been an issue of contention in Texas for decades. As far
back as the late 1960s, there has been litigation challenging the
* Faith Joseph Jackson, J.D., Instructor, Texas Southern University - Thurgood
Marshall School of Law; former Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Education -
No Child Left Behind Act; concerned citizen and mother; contributing research pro-
vided by Pat Garrison, B.B.A., Texas A&M University, and current Law Student,
Thurgood Marshall School of Law; both former kids.
1 San Antonio Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Rodriguez, 411 U.S. 1, 6 (1973).

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