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Texas public education system needs repairs to get on track

Source: statesman.com Posted By: Cat B...1627 days ago

The wheels are falling off the Texas public education system. The current STAAR regime is an extremely expensive system that focuses on state-mandated standardized testing as the sole criteria for student achievement. STAAR requires high school students to pass 15 end-of-course exams to graduate on the recommended plan — more than 4x the exit exams taken in other states. Students who fail to pass all 15 EOCs will not graduate on the recommended or distinguished plan; therefore, they will not be....

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