Texans for Education Reform

Senate education panel OKs 'parent-trigger' bill

March 28, 2013

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.

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Amended charter school bill advances

March 26, 2013

A revised version of a bill to change the Texas charter school system advanced out of the state's Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

Senate Education Panel Considers "Parent Trigger" Bill

March 26, 2013

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.