Learning Objectives

11.1 Describe what is meant by the term local government and how it fits in a federal system.

11.2 Explain Texas’s one-size-fits-all approach to county government and the historical context in which it developed.

11.3 Identify the different types of city government and the issues they face.

11.4 Describe how public education and special districts serve as other forms of local government.

11.5 Assess who wins and who loses under the structure of Texas local government and its distribution of powers.