Williams Discusses Decision to Approve Charter

*Correction appended. 

Updated, 12:22 p.m. Wednesday: 

Speaking to members of the State Board of Education on Wednesday, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams said that when he approved an Arizona-based charter school's expansion into the Dallas area, he was following the spirit of a 2013 law intended to encourage high-quality charter operators to come to the state.

"There is a strong articulated policy from the Legislature that is engulfed in SB 2 that we want to extend the word to out-of-state, high-performing charters that our doors are open and we want you to come here." Williams said. "I ...

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