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INSIDE TEXAS CAPITOL — KARA SANDS TELLS IT ALL

May 31, 2013 by

5.30.13 – Alice Linahan Communication Team Conference Call – audio clip (easy listening on iPhone, iPad, computers) – 5.30.13

 

INSIDE THE TEXAS CAPITOL — SEN. DAN PATRICK TRIES TO CUT CSCOPE DEAL – KARA SANDS TELLS IT ALL

 

If you want to hear the inside scoop about what goes on in the Texas Capitol, please listen to this audio clip.  Kara Sands, a concerned mother, and various other guests such as Ginger Russell and Rebecca Forrest were on this conference call.

 

LINK TO AUDIO CLIP — https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan

 

 

When I spoke on the conference call, I encouraged people to call Gov. Perry and ask him to veto:

 

HB 2103 – Allows the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Texas Workforce Commission to share personal data with education research centers in Texas and across the nation  – the data goes back 20 years

 

HB 5 – Decimates the “measuring stick” (STAAR/EOC’s) so that parents will not know whether their children have been taught Type #1 or Type #2 curriculum (such as CSCOPE, Common Core Standards, Safari Montage, TASA iCLOUD) until it is too late

 

HB 866 – Companion to HB 5 to destroy the measuring stick – From Grades 3 – 8, students are only tested twice in Writing on an objective instrument (STAAR), once in Social Studies, two times in Science, three times in Math, and three times in Reading.

 

HB 2836 – Takes away authority over the curriculum standards (TEKS) from our elected Texas State Board of Education members

 

SB 2 – Takes away authority over the charter school process from elected members of the Texas State Board of Education members – gives the authority to an unelected and appointed Commissioner of Education even though Michael Williams has not asked for that authority

 

HB 1675 – Moves back Sunset Review of the Education Service Centers to Sept. 1, 2019

 

HB 2824 – Lets a consortium of so-called “high performing” (mostly mediocre) school districts off the hook in terms of testing and accountability, thus freeing them up to do teaching and learning to whatever goals and standards they choose

 

 

 

LINK TO CONTACT INFORMATION FOR GOV. RICK PERRY — http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/

 

 

Donna Garner

wgarner1@hot.rr.com

 

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