One of the Texas governor’s agenda items on public education has cleared the Texas Senate. Senators have approved four bills on Thursday that re-apply a program from the 1990s.
Brenham Republican Lois Kolkhorst said these bills direct the Texas Education Commissioner to set up training academies for teachers to bring children up to grade level in reading and math.
“Problematically, many students are not reading at a satisfactory level. Teacher quality is widely considered the most important school-related variable for improving student performance.
Accordingly, teachers must be afforded the training and retraining to make the difference in our young students’ lives,” Kolkhorst explained.