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Texas 2022 Elections

Beto O’Rourke wants to end the STAAR tests. Here’s why he can’t.

The Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate has said several times he will end the annual standardized tests. State and federal law make it impossible.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks at a rally in Austin on Sept. 6, 2022.

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