Notes From A Spreadsheet

Analyzing COVID-19 in Austin

Public Health
Austin Public Health
Public Data

Austin has been profiled numerous times throughout the pandemic as being relentless in its efforts to get good COVID-19 data, despite multiple challenges and barriers. This is the first in a set of posts where I take a look at local COVID-19 data for Austin and explore themes of risk, resilience, and disparities as it pertains to COVID-19 in Austin.

Visualizing American School Finance

School Finance
Public Education
Charter Schools
US Census Bureau

Analyzing School Finances Revenue Breakdowns For Every State From 1993-2015

My Testimony to The Texas Commission on Public School Finance

School Finance
Public Education
Texas Education Agency
Independent School Districts
Charter Schools

Delivered on March 19, 2018

ICYMI: This was all about racism

While Rodriguez v. San Antonio ISD worked its way through the courts in 1968, transcripts of Civil Rights hearings revealed a deeper logic at work in San Antonio and the country that sought to disenfranchise Mexican-Americans in almost every facet of life.

How San Antonio left Edgewood to fend for itself

Reforms of the mid- and late-20th century offered opportunities for some school districts to shore up their property tax base and create more secure funding. Edgewood, however, would not be one of these.

How San Antonio segregated its schools

The struggles that continue to plague Edgewood ISD are rooted in prejudice. Throughout the 20th century, those prejudices became public policy that would allocate services unevenly across the city, creating intractable inequities still visible in the city’s school districts.

Why Americans Have No Right To An Education

How Texas’ school finance system helped perpetuate nationwide inequity.

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