Education Chairmen Join Algebra II Fray at SBOE

Two top lawmakers made an unexpected Wednesday evening visit to urge the State Board of Education to preserve legislative intent as it implements new high school graduation requirements the Legislature passed in May. 

"When in doubt about what the right course of action is, lean toward local control," House Public Education Chairman Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, said at the meeting, where he was joined by Senate Education Chairman Dan Patrick, R-Houston.

The changes in the new law included allowing students to select from diploma "endorsements" in a specialized areas like science and technology, business or humanities, and to determine which ...

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