Raise Your Hand Texas believes all children deserve a fair shot at success in school and in life. High-quality, full-day pre-k gives them that opportunity.
A “voucher” is any scheme that diverts funds from state coffers, or uses money that the state would otherwise collect in taxes, to subsidize private schools.
The state accountability system rates the overall effectiveness of and applies appropriate remedies for all 8,000+ public district and charter schools in Texas.
Texas public schools are using technology to broaden student access to advanced coursework and deliver innovative curriculum and instruction to students.
Public charter schools, technically referred to as open-enrollment charter schools, exist within the public school system and are taxpayer-funded entities regulated by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
Finding the right balance between state regulations promoting transparency, accountability and oversight while allowing for local control, democratic autonomy, and independent innovation is a critical task for Texas policy makers.
Recent legislation allows students to customize their path towards high school graduation. It also dramatically lowered the number of standardized state assessments required for graduation.
Research shows the greatest influence on student achievement is an effective teacher at the front of the classroom, followed by an effective campus leader.
Quality education is the foundation of the Texas economy and prosperity. Our public schools educate more than 90 percent of all students and are the best tool we have to create the most opportunity for all.