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Posted by Texas Education on July 3, 2008

This article falls under categories that I plan on putting out on this website. Accountability, Ethics, Leadership, and more. These are qualities I (and you should too) expect from the people we have put in charge of educating our children. As always, if you see something that wreaks, calls out, sounds fishy, doesn’t add up, well, you catch my drift, let me know, I will investigate, research, and inform all those who tread here!!! And, if you see anything that is good, kind, wonderful news to share, that is always welcome!

Accountability plans presented to committee:

The Select Committee on Public School Accountability turned a corner at its June 16 Dallas hearing, focusing on reviewing specific proposals for a revised accountability system from invited groups, including Raise Your Hand Texas (RYHT), Texas Institute for Education Reform (TIER), Education Resource Group (ERG), and a Hudson ISD superintendent who developed a proposed index system for accountability. The committee will continue holding meetings around the state, with the next one scheduled July 14 in Brownsville, followed by August 4 in El Paso. The committee is expected to begin drafting a final report containing its recommendations, which is due to the legislature by December 1. Read more…

Accountability revisited: What’s next?
It seems that just about every decade, the Texas Legislature hatches a major education reform plan that has profound effects on our public education system. Anyone who has been involved in education for any length of time remembers well when no-pass, no-play, TECAT and the career ladder emerged in 1984, and a little more than ten years later our state accountability system was born. Now here we are slightly more than a decade after that, with major testing and curriculum reforms under way, including end-of-course exams and college readiness standards. Read more…

(more from TCTA – Texas Classroom Teachers Association)

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