Williams Reaches Out to Higher Education Leaders

Speaking at the University of Texas System Board of Regents meeting Thursday, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams implored higher education leaders to engage in discussions regarding the state’s high school requirements.

Williams told the regents that a number of bills have been filed in the Legislature that he fears “may erase some of the gains we have made” in Texas public education.  Specifically, he worries about eliminating requirements for the current recommended high school graduation plan known as the "4X4," which requires students to complete four years each in math, science, English and social studies.

Williams offered English ...

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