Texas Education Agency Commissioner states that testing has gone too far.

Our children do not need to be guinea pigs for the STAAR exam. The tests were not written by educators, and there are no study guides developed since the state did not allocate any funding for this purpose. There is not even any direction from the state regarding the rule that stipulates that the exam count 15% of a high school students' grade. Are we really asking our children to take a test blind? Read more

On the Effects of Poverty on Education

No Child Left Behind required all schools to bring all students to high levels of achievement but took no note of the challenges that disadvantaged students face. Read more

On HISD Shortchanging Poor Students

HISD reported having 11 schools that don’t receive Title I funds and 252 schools that do. According to the Department of Education, HISD spends 19 percent less per student on its Title I schools. Read more

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