The Texas Education Agency wants to cut funding for cosmetology courses in high schools across the state. The TEA says cosmetologists don’t make enough to justify continuing high school cosmetology programs. The state also said seeking a career in cosmetology deters students from getting a high school education. Cosmetologist earn an average annual of $21,000 to $30,000. Some local cosmetology teachers say the data present by the TEA doesn’t reflect the reality of the industry.