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.
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After getting overwhelming approval from the House—and then sitting for a few weeks—a bill bringing big changes to Texas’ testing and graduation requirements is on the move again.
The Senate passed Sen. Dan Patrick’s major charter school reform bill Thursday afternoon, in a version far different from what Patrick introduced earlier this session.
Calling his plan divert business tax payments into private school scholarships a “noble cause,” Sen. Dan Patrick remained committed to private school choice as way to rescue poor children. He recognized the momentum isn’t on his side.
In one of the most emotional hearings of the legislative session, parents testified on behalf of special needs children who had been abused in special education classrooms.