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Sen. Larry Taylor, Senate Education Committee Chair, starts debate on SB 28 on Wednesday. Head straight to news not covered in the Hotline > Senate offers first look at its state budget proposal A budget proposal unanimously passed out of the Senate Finance Committee this past Tuesday would continue, in general,...Read More
Charter school expansionLast week the Senate Education Committee heard another harmful charter-school bill, SB 28 (Paul Bettencourt, D-Houston), which would eliminate the authority of our elected State Board of Education to veto bad charter applications—thus leaving approval up to the sole discretion of the education commissioner. The bill also would...Read More
Last week, we submitted comments on the ill-conceived Local Optional Teacher Designation System, also known as “pay-for-performance,” which is a program pushed by TEA to allegedly reward the “best” teachers. However, because the program is so heavily reliant on standardized...Read More