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Message for Texas State Senate

Dear Texas Senate, It is unfortunate that you feel the need to vilify our Texas public schools because your top campaign contributions come from folks who are determined to see vouchers finally pass. Condemning our public schools and casting harsh accusations of widespread failure is not only disre...

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Texas ISD’s Outperform Their Charter School Counterparts on State Ratings.

7.41% of ISDs statewide and 18.23% of charter schools received an “Improvement Required” rating for 2013-14. The Texas Education Agency released the 2014 state accountability system ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses. The ratings reve...

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State Says School Leaders Are Good Stewards of Tax Dollars

Nearly every school district in Texas earned the state’s highest rating for fiscal responsibility, known as FIRST, the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. Ninety eight percent of Texas Public School ISDs earned the rating of Superior Achievement. Contrary to popularly held beliefs, onl...

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Texas School Districts Earn State’s Highest Possible Ratings

The percentage of Texas public school districts meeting the state’s rigorous academic standards reached 95.8% in 2016. “That’s an incredible record of 978 wins and just 44 districts needing improvement, which hardly paints a picture of widespread failure,” said Scott Milder, ...

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