Michael Williams appointed Education Commissioner

Some of the rumors were true: Michael Williams will succeed Robert Scott as Education Commissioner. “Perry names first black education commissioner”, Gary Scharrer, San Antonio Express-News, August 27, 2012.

Williams is known for supporting charter schools and school vouchers. “Michael Williams to Head Texas Education Agency”, Morgan Smith, Texas Tribune, August 27, 2012; also, “Tea Party Activist Named Texas Schools’ Chief”, Michele McNeil, State EdWatch blog (Education Week), August 28, 2012.

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