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Education Advocates Support Rep. Howard’s Charter School Transparency Amendment

TASB and other prominent education advocates issued a letter in support of Rep. Donna Howard’s floor amendment to Rider 58 to provide specificity about the numbers and characteristics of students who are expelled from, leave, or who win lottery admission and are not selected to attend an open enrollment charter school.

In 2016–17, “…43 percent of expelled students were charter school attendees, which is out of proportion compared to the overall percentage of Texas public education students that are enrolled in charters,” the letter reads. Advocates say additional information will help parents and policymakers make informed decisions for students.

Read “Education Advocates Support Rep. Howard’s Charter School Transparency Floor Amendment to Article III TEA Rider 58

March 28, 2019