A strong, reform-minded conservative has been tapped by Gov. Rick Perry to lead the Texas Education Agency. This is good news for teachers, taxpayers, parents and, especially, students.

Michael Williams served more than a decade at the Texas Railroad Commission, where he developed a reputation for practically implementing conservative policy reforms. He previously served as Assistant Secretary of Education in the early 1990s under President George H.W. Bush.

By tapping Mr. Williams for the post, Gov. Rick Perry is sending a strong, clear message that he expects serious, practical reforms in our schools.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

A graduate of Texas A&M, former newspaper reporter, one-time Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president, and an Eagle Scout, Michael Quinn Sullivan and his wife have three children. He is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. Check out his podcast, “Reflections on Life and Liberty.”