Texans for Education Reform
The Senate Education Committee has referred to the full Senate a modified version of a bill that would make it easier for parents to urge school boards to close failing schools or convert them into charters.
Goal: Make Innovative & High Performing Schools Available to Every Texas Family
A revised version of a bill to change the Texas charter school system advanced out of the state's Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.
A contentious Senate committee hearing on Tuesday pitted advocates of education reform against those who worry changes will weaken public education in the state as they discussed a measure that would make it easier for Texas parents to ask school boards to take action against failing schools.