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Thoughts for TX House Public Ed Committee on HB5

If you loosely based the generations of accountability in Texas on the testing regime, you could say that with the STAAR, Texas is in the midst of its third generation of accountability (Pre-NCLB TAAS being the first and Post-NCLB TAKS the second). We know that the state currently spends nearly $100 million a year for Texas school exams and will

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Students get some relief/freedom from testing in Texas?

Happy Memorial Day! On this day I remember my grandfather and all the courageous men and women who fought for freedoms. As of today, Memorial Day 2013, it appears that House Bill 5 is headed to Gov. Perry’s desk and that students in Texas will get some freedom from high-stakes testing— at least on the secondary level. Texas currently requires

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“Merit” Apartheid: Forces Determined to Segregate Higher Education?

It appears more and more that there are forces that are determined to re-segregate higher education in Texas and elsewhere. The desegregation of higher education is currently inevitable in places like Texas under existing policies such at the Top Ten Percent Plan because of the rapidly changing racial demographics of students in K-12 (Note: We examined the historical enrollment and segregation

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Bear in the Details: Codifying Community-Based Accountability’s Process

Our work group has had many questions on how a Community-Based Accountability process would occur on the local level (For CI’s full thread on Community-Based Accountability go here). I noted in a prior post that California had recently developed a Local Control and Accountability plan as part of their school finance reforms. I also noted in an earlier post that

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