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Watch: A conversation with Mike Morath, the Texas education commissioner

The Texas Tribune's Evan Smith moderates a discussion with Mike Morath, who has been the state's education commissioner since 2016.

Watch our conversation with Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath in an event moderated by Texas Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith.

Morath was appointed education commissioner by Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016. In this role, he heads the Texas Education Agency, which oversees pre-kindergarten through high school education for more than 5 million Texas students. Previously, Morath served on the Dallas ISD board of trustees.

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