I believe every child is entitled to a quality education. I support scholastic excellence through accountability and flexibility for teachers, parents, and students. I believe greater state flexibility will increase opportunities for our students and educators. In addition, Texas should further address children who do not qualify for special education services and English as a Second Language (ESL) learners who cannot speak or write proficiently in English. By developing our resources and improving our standards, Americans will be better prepared to compete in the global economy.
Related bills I am cosponsoring in the 112th Congress:
H.R. 532 Fairness for Texas Schools Act
H.R. 2117 Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act
H.R. 2514 Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success (A PLUS) Act