State Rep Unveils Website to Talk School Accountability

A Republican state representative has launched a website that promises "unfiltered conversation on accountability in education."

Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock of Killeen, who sits on the House Public Education Committee and co-chairs the Legislature's interim committee on school finance, is attempting to kick-start discussion on what will surely be a hot topic for the 83rd session — how best to evaluate how well schools are educating Texas children.

Furor over standardized testing and its role in accountability began during the last legislative session and has continued to gather momentum ever since. In a January speech to school administrators, outgoing Education ...

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