School consultant Joe Smith is a former school district superintendent. He says he thinks "the situation will manifest itself or start manifesting itself in 2011 in an extreme way." He says, "There's going to be a whole lot of districts that are going to be up against the wall."
Governor likely to face school finance problems
AUSTIN, TX As the state's top executive officer, the governor will guide the $35 billion public school system and its 4.4 million students. Experts say the system needs a major overhaul to make sure schools get enough money to keep pace with costs and avoid another lawsuit.