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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Julie Linn, President of Texans for Education Reform
June 3, 2015
Texans for Education Reform (TER) is very proud of what we accomplished this legislative session, not only in the legislation we helped pass but also in our successful effort to shift the focus in the statewide education policy debate away from adult interests in our schools and onto the child.
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.