Texas eighth graders could lose $104 billion in future earnings due to falling behind their peers in other states.

60% of Texas students in grades 3-12 can't do math for their grade level, and 48% don't read at their grade level.

Only 22% of Texas eighth graders get a degree or credential within six years of their high school graduation.

Low-income students are the most affected by the challenges facing Texas' public education system.

Texas' changing demographics pose a challenge for its public schools to support students from different backgrounds.

The report recommends investing in early childhood education and increasing teacher pay to attract and retain high-quality educators.

Expanding access to career and technical education programs could provide students with the skills they need to succeed in the workforce.

Without significant reforms, Texas risks falling further behind other states in terms of educational outcomes.