TEXAS: TWO REALLY BAD EDUCATION BILLS MOVING THROUGH LEGE

May 2, 2019 by

“Texas: Two Really Bad Education Bills Moving Through Lege”
by Donna Garner

5.2.19

BAD EDUCATION BILL #1 – HJR 143

HJR 143 has passed the House and was referred to the Senate State Affairs Committee on 4.29.19.

We must stop this bill for all the reasons given in my 4.20.19 article — “Tex. Lege Again Going After ‘Pot of Gold’ – Permanent School Fund” — By Donna Garner – EdViews.org —  http://www.educationviews.org/tex-lege-again-going-after-pot-of-gold-permanent-school-fund/

QUOTE FROM MY ARTICLE:

“Texas HJR 143 is just another way that the Texas Lege wants to wrest control of the Permanent School Fund from the elected members of the Texas State Board of Education.  HRJ 143 would change the Texas Constitution to allow the lege by a simple majority vote to control such funds, including the Permanent School Fund.”

An HJR bill if approved changes the Texas Constitution.

LINK TO HJR 143 TEXT, ETC. — https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HJR143

LIST OF SENATE STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  https://capitol.texas.gov/Committees/MembershipCmte.aspx?LegSess=86R&CmteCode=C570

[The following shows you the e-mail format that can be used to reach most of the Texas State Senators.]

Chair of Senate State Affairs Committee:  JOAN.HUFFMAN@SENATE.STATE.TX.US

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BAD EDUCATION BILL #2

HB 663 was referred to the Senate Education Committee on 4.17.19.

We must stop this bill for all the reasons given in my 4.12.19 article — “Texas HB 663 Would Disrupt 5 ½ Million Texas Students” – by Donna Garner – EdViews.org

QUOTE FROM MY ARTICLE: 

Most of the many requirements in HB 663 have already been addressed by the Texas State Board of Education and the Texas Education Agency.  It is as if Rep. King has simply dusted off an ‘old’ bill, given it a new name, and put it forward for a vote in this Session. 

The Texas Legislature needs to stay in its own lane when it comes to the crucial issue of the adoption process of curriculum standards and let the newly laid-out TEKS review and streamlining process continue as so carefully orchestrated.”  

LINK TO HB 663 TEXT, ETC. — https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB663

LIST OF SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  https://capitol.texas.gov/Committees/MembershipCmte.aspx?LegSess=86R&CmteCode=C530

The following shows you the e-mail format that can be used to reach most of the Texas State Senators.]

Chair of Senate Education Committee:  LARRY.TAYLOR@SENATE.STATE.TX.US

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LINKS TO TEXAS LEGISLATURE MEMBERS’ INDIVIDUAL WEBPAGES:

TEXAS HOUSE:  https://house.texas.gov/members/?session=81

TEXAS SENATE: https://senate.texas.gov/members.php

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