TEA Chief: Don't Give Up on Accountability System

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams on Tuesday called on educators to hold the line on the state's accountability system amid what he called a "ranging conversation" at the Legislature about how to address the widespread concerns about the role of high-stakes testing.

"I know we are out there in that desert and it is a transition period," the Texas Education Agency chief said. "But I'm going to ask us to pump our brakes and slow our roll to get through this transition."

During his speech at an annual gathering of school administrators in Austin, he urged the crowd ...

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