What is the legislature doing this session to improve education? This blog has covered SB2, the charter school bill, which passed the House last week (earlier post), and HB2976, the parent trigger bill (earlier post). Another policy that would improve Texas schools: the creation of an Achievement School District.
How does the Achievement School District work? COMEXSA President Ramiro Mojarro explains:
This legislation offers parents and children attending low performing schools another opportunity for improving schools. Schools who are assessed as low performing for two consecutive years are placed in a statewide district that has resources and education experts to “turn around” these schools.
“Education reform and Latino legislators—our children need your help”, Ramiro Mojarro, Isabela Chapman, Jose Aguilera, Tony Sandoval & Gilberto Garcia, El Mundo, May 17, 2013.
SB1718, which would establish an Achievement School District, has already passed the Senate, and is scheduled for a vote in the House on Tuesday, May 21. Continue reading