Does Texas Spend More to House Inmates Than It Does to Put Kids in School?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain Stephens November 23, 2016 10:12 am,

Former teacher Virginia “Jennie Lou” Leeder said during her Texas Senate campaign that she’d like to see the state do more for students. As it is, the District 24 Democratic nominee declared: “We spend more per day to house an inmate than we do on a student.”

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Hear how Leeder’s claim scored in the player above.