House Bill 1423 would lower the stakes of the STAAR test, by removing the requirement, on the books since 1994, that students pass state exams to graduate. Deshotel’s proposal would limit testing to the federal requirements—just math, reading and science, and only one of each test in high school.
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But between the guest of honor’s last name and his tremendous faith in high-stakes testing, visiting the Senate chamber this morning felt a lot less like reform than a trip back to 1999.
Photos from the Save Texas Schools Rally at the State Capitol, a demonstration for more funding and less testing in Texas’ public schools.
Parents, teachers, students and advocates from all over Texas urged lawmakers to limit standardized testing and increase public school funding Saturday.
Edy Chamness and the Facebook group she started last year, occupy the radical fringe in a broad revolt against Texas’ testing regimen.