Continuing (mis)Education - Texas Scorecard

Education reformers were again thwarted by the Texas House leadership.

The only substantive “reform” to make it through was a bill designating schools and districts with a letter-grade rating. That replaces the current system of rating districts as “acceptable,” exemplary,” and so forth.

Helpful change, but not exactly history-making.

Everything else – parent triggers, opportunity school districts, teacher evaluation reforms, and so on – all died.

And don’t even mention the fate of school choice

The culprit, sadly, was State Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock (R-Killeen), Straus’ point-man on public education. No matter what they might claim at home, those House members who supported the Straus coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans are responsible for the death of education reform…