There is still time to call Reps. Mike Villarreal and Justin Rodriguez to express your support for HB 2976, the parent trigger bill. Here’s my earlier post with tips on how to call, including phone numbers and a script. And, even better, Colleen Pence at San Antonio Mom Blogs even made a how-to video.
Villarreal and Rodriguez are both members of the House Committee on Public Education, which will consider HB 2976 at a hearing scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. The hearing is an opportunity to show support for HB 2976, so that hopefully the committee will vote soon for the bill to be considered by the full House of Representatives.
Why is HB 2976 important? There are way too many failing schools in Texas. Under the current law, if a school is failing, the parents can band together and demand change. But the school has to be labelled “academically unacceptable” for six years. The new law, HB 2976, would shorten that to only two years.