Lt. Gov. Patrick Rolls Out His Education Reform Plan

Patrick made good on promises from his campaign at the announcement Tuesday in Austin.

March 3, 2015 7:37 pm

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick laid out phase one of his comprehensive school reform proposals. Patrick was joined by Education Chairman Larry Taylor for the announcement. Reporter Morgan Smith, for the Texas Tribune, speaks with David Brown on Wednesday’s program.

Smith writes for the Tribune:

“Measures focused on school accountability, online learning, career development and teacher quality were among the broad slate of education bills Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor announced Tuesday.

Taken together, the Republicans’ legislative package would both reward the state’s high-performing schools and “help children find a way out” of those that are failing, said Taylor, R-Friendswood.”

Audio will be posted soon.