PRESS & COMMUNICATIONS
The Texas School Alliance works on issues that will improve educational quality for Texas students, particularly those in large and urban districts. To that end, we focus on the following issues and espouse the following positions.
TSA’s Statements & Press Releases
The Texas School Alliance and 17 other education organizations submitted a letter to Commissioner Morath requesting a limit on Charter Expansion Amendments.
The Texas School Alliance submitted their written testimony to the Texas Education Agency regarding proposed rule changes on Texas Administrative Code.
The Texas School Alliance is registering "on" SB 3 by Senator Jane Nelson. TSA appreciates this opportunity to submit written testimony to the Senate Finance Committee and voice our appreciation and concerns regarding SB 3 by Chair Jane Nelson. TSA applauds the intent...
The Texas School Alliance (TSA) believes that the public education accountability system needs improvement, not abandonment. The system should be designed in a way that satisfies federal requirements as it moves all students towards postsecondary readiness. The system...
The system of public school finance needs reform. TSA proposes three primary principles that guide our recommendations pertaining to quality finance reform. 1. Local funding, especially revenue from the growth in the property tax base of school districts should...
The Overview Last week, Texas Monthly published an article, Are Texas Kids Failing? Or Are the Tests Rigged? that sheds light on what many reading and literacy experts believe is the misalignment between the reading TEKS and reading STAAR tests. Texas is testing...
(Texas teachers’ assessments indicate students are performing on or above grade level. STAAR scores say thousands of students are reading below grade level. Two studies reveal that the written, taught, and tested curriculum standards are misaligned, and students are...
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