Rick Perry To SBOE: More Charters, Career/Tech Courses

Greeting the State Board of Education and its new several new faces on Friday, Gov. Rick Perry echoed the State of the State address he gave Tuesday, calling for the creation of more public charter schools, a scholarship program that gives students in low-performing schools the choice to attend a different one, and the addition of more high school career and technology classes.

"Students have different goals after graduation," he said. "Texas' academic future will be built on the flexibility necessary to serve those different students."

Both speeches this week mark a shift in focus for Perry, who has tended ...

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