As explained in this earlier post, SB1718 would have established a statewide Achievement School District to oversee the most troubled schools in Texas. Unfortunately, the bill failed in the House on a point of order filed by Rep. Armando Walle (D-Houston). (Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) moved to amend HB2836 to include a provision for an Achievement School District, but that effort has failed.)
- “House Derails Achievement School District Bill”, Morgan Smith, Texas Tribune, May 21, 2013.
- “Bill to create district to improve unacceptable schools dies in the Texas House”, Claire Cardona, Trail Blazers blog (Dallas Morning News), May 21, 2013.
- “Error kills new district for struggling schools”, Will Weissert (AP), Houston Chronicle, May 21, 2013.
- “Controversial ‘Achievement School District’ bill dies on a technicality”, Jennifer Canaday, Teach the Vote, May 21, 2013.