How far will the Texas education bureaucracy go to protect the status quo? That’s the question I’m asking this session as the Texas Legislature races toward the finish line to overhaul our school funding system.
Without an A-F system like this, we won’t know if more money in the education system is actually making a difference. If we don’t create more transparency, then we can’t identify the schools and systems that are getting top results so that we can study, learn from and copy their practices.
For the millions facing these odds, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin to uphold UT’s affirmative action program blesses an effort that comes 13 years too late. What our minority students really need and deserve is a better K-12 education.