House Derails Achievement School District Bill

Updated, Wednesday, May 22, 8:56 p.m.:

Sen. Royce West's proposal for a special statewide school district to manage underperforming campuses will have to find another lifeboat. After it died in the House Tuesday, the Dallas Democrat had amended it to House Bill 2836, a bill reducing high-stakes testing for some students in lower grades. But Wednesday night, Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, moved to reconsider the vote on the testing measure, saying West had agreed to take down his amendment because it violated House rules.

The House will still have to concur with the upper ...

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