Each of the last two sessions, House members shot down the Senate’s proposals for raising Texas’ cap on charter schools—but a vote this afternoon put an end to the curse, as the House approved Senate Bill 2.
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The Lead: Lawmakers negotiated late into the night in an attempt to finalize the 2014-2015 state budget. Conference committee members have agreed on a [...]
After a delay Friday, the Senate finally passed House Bill 5, the session’s big education bill limiting state testing in high school and altering high school graduation plans.
The Senate’s plan for charter school expansion went before members of the House, which has been a graveyard for similar plans in recent years.
Dan Patrick’s reign over the Senate Education Committee has been a fascinating mix of empathy and cruelty, peaceful agreement and hostile shouting matches. In some ways, not much has changed since his days as a hot-tempered outsider.