Provide Parents with Flexibility and Choice

Charter Schools

This proposal increases the arbitrary charter cap and establishes specialized, funded and trained staff to review applications, monitor schools and close failing ones on an expedited basis.

The legislation: SB 2

Home-Rule Districts

This proposal allows an independent school district, if it so chooses, to convert from a traditional school to a home-rule district and thereby receive the same flexibilities as public charter schools to improve educational outcomes.

The legislation: SB 1571/HB 2476

Online Education

This proposal expands the expands the availability of online courses, provides greater transparency about the quality of courses available, and makes high-quality virtual courses from around the country more accessible in Texas, but only if they align with our state’s curriculum standards.

The legislation: SB 1298/HB 1926

School Transfers

This proposal provides students and their parents the opportunity to transfer, as room is available, to schools of their choice within their own district or into another district.

The legislation: SB 1775/HB 2980

Credit by Exam

The “Competency-Based Advancement Bill” allows students to receive credit in courses for which they are able to pass college readiness examinations. Students are able to advance through classes at their own pace by taking these exams when they can prove they have mastered the material.

The legislation: SB 1365/ HB 3328 & HB 3319