Tables Turn as Sandefer Requests Zaffirini's Records

In June, a new entrant quietly joined the fray in the ongoing open records wars between the Legislature and the University of Texas System: Austin businessman Jeff Sandefer, who filed an open records request with state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, the former chairmwoman of the Senate Higher Education Committee

Sandefer — the founder of the Acton School of Business, a private MBA program — is largely known in higher education circles for drafting a set of controversial reform proposals that Gov. Rick Perry encouraged university system regents to implement starting in 2008. The proposals grew increasingly controversial as schools moved forward ...

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