Commentary: Texas should invest in a strong education system for all
April 5, 2017
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.
Read the story here.