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Rick Perry: Let School Districts Decide on 15 Percent Rule

Posted on 12/2/2012 by with 1 comment

Gov. Rick Perry is expressing his support for letting school districts themselves choose whether to implement a rule that requires new state assessments to count for 15 percent of high school students’ final grades.

In a written statement Thursday — the first time the governor has publicly weighed in on the issue —  Perry praised legislation filed by state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, that would leave the decision up to local school districts. He also asked Texas Education CommissionerMichael Williams to defer the state’s rollout of the rule until the next school year.

One response to Rick Perry: Let School Districts Decide on 15 Percent Rule

  1. On December 2nd, 2012 at 4:46 pm , Lorie Van Gorp said...

    When the state sees how many students are failing these tests, they will have to rethink what the real goal of education is.

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