Commentary: Texas should invest in a strong education system for all

myStatesman - A recent report filed by the Texas Comptroller, “Manufacturing Development in Texas,” found that one of the major reasons companies relocate to Texas is the availability of a skilled workforce. The Texas Legislature and the governor can do better to prepare our students for their future — and the time to act is now. As a former Austin ISD school board president and the mother of two school-age boys, investing in a strong, rigorous, and equitable public education system is a central legislative priority for me.

Success is unattainable without proper investment, but it is equally important that our schools are teaching rigorous content that prepares our students for real life success and not just "teaching to a test." Austin ISD embraces this challenge and offers the OnRamps program that allows high school students to earn college credit from the University of Texas and Texas Tech.

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