Senators to Vote on Education Board Leader's Nomination

Barbara Cargill may soon become the first State Board of Education chair to earn confirmation from the Legislature since 2005.

With a vote expected later Monday or Tuesday, the Senate Nominations Committee on Monday questioned the Republican from The Woodlands on her leadership of the board that oversees the state's public education system.

During the hearing, Cargill emphasized her commitment to fairness. Under her tenure, she said, the at-times controversial board has "focused on the children" and avoided distractions.

"I like to run a tight meeting, I like to keep us focused, I don't mind banging the gavel," she said ...

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