Fewer than 3 in 10 Texas 8th graders are proficient in reading and 4 in 10 are proficient in math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress exam, i.e., the nation’s “report card.” We have a plan to change that.
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Texans for Education Reform is part of a broad coalition of parents, community and business leaders, and longtime advocates of public education...
Austin American-Statesman, May 17, 2015
Texans for Education Reform is part of a broad coalition of parents, community and business leaders, and longtime advocates of public education committed to advancing policies that make students the top priority.
Houston Chronicle, April 10, 2015
Since 1836, Texas has stood as an icon of the American dream. From humble beginnings, our state grew out of the belief that every Texan might rise as high and as far as their spirit, hard work, and talent might carry them.
Texans for Education Reform (TER) is a bipartisan, non-profit organization of educational, business and civic leaders who are committed to our children. We no longer accept the status quo of mediocre and failing schools and statistics like those reported in a 2014 Harvard study which showed that 73.5% of Texas 8th grade students are not proficient in reading and 60% are not proficient in math. TER is working to ensure all Texas children have access to high quality public schools that will prepare them to think critically in order to succeed in their career and life.