After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
★ Explain the challenges facing the K–12 and higher education systems in Texas.
★ Assess who wins and who loses when it comes to K–12 and higher education funding.
★ Describe the relationship between the state and federal governments in social policies and programs.
★ Assess who wins and who loses in the politics of state health and human services.
★ Assess the role and impact of immigration in Texas.
★ Assess who wins and who loses in the context of immigration in Texas.