Houston ISD managed to get 51% of the voters to impose $850 billion in debt upon themselves a month ago — for the children, of course. But a lawsuit is stopping the district from the getting the cash, under allegations that not all the children are benefit from the billion-dollar spending-spree.

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that district officials are frustrated the Attorney General’s office won’t let them access the money. The AG, wisely, doesn’t want to approve the deal until the legal issues are resolved. Lawyers are pesky like that.

Now, the lawsuit itself may or may not be meritorious. One would hope it was taxpayers claiming the district is just wasting money. But, no, it’s a group of low-income parents saying not enough money is being spent on their children, in their particular part of the sprawling HISD. They want more money flowing to them.

The $850 million will, allegedly, build two dozen schools and, allegedly, repair 134 others. It’ll also “upgrade” science labs… And no doubt pad the pockets of all sorts of bureaucrats.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."


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