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The Harris County Department of Education serves 25 school districts, offering services from early childhood up to adult education. However, several bills that have been filed in the state legislature this session seek to dissolve the department or eliminate its taxing authority. Senator Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, has filed three bills that would affect the department. The most extreme, Senate Bill 1167, proposes abolishing county departments of education in counties with a population of 3.3 million or more. Meanwhile, Senate Bill 1166 calls for the review of county departments of education in counties with a population of 4 million or more. […]

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