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Kara Goes to Austin

Kara DeRocha addresses the Texas Senate Committee on Education to oppose Special Session SB2, relating to public school finance, including the establishment of a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program.

The Senate committee passed the measure on July 25th and has now forwarded the bill to the House, where it will be considered in the House Public Education Committee.

Track SB2:



Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Vouchers Added to School Finance Bill

The Texas Senate added SB3 (School Vouchers Bill) to SB 21 (School Finance Bill) and it could be voted on by the full Senate as early as Monday, May 15, 2017.  

Sunday, May 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Prop 1 Passes

Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:00 AM

Dan Patrick asked for a House vote on school choice. He got it.

It's been said before, but they said it vouchers are dead in the Texas House.  Thank you, Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble).

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:00 AM

***Kara DeRocha Talks About Special Education*** Four Things Texans Want the Legislature to Know About Special Education

Last month I participated in round table discussions on education hosted by The Texas Tribune.  I was placed in the Special Education discussion group and presented the results of our conversation.  This article covers four of the issues we raised with the Texas Special Education system.

Sunday, April 2, 2017 12:00 AM

House panel approves scaling back A-F grading system for schools

This article has a brief, but effective, description of the A-F system for grading schools and why public educators are unhappy with it. The article indicates that our schools will get some relief.  Here's hoping.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 AM

HISD administrator resigns after special education troubles uncovered

Big news in HISD regarding Special Education. The Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services for HISD has resigned. This is the same administrator that said, "Special Education does not deliver better outcomes for kids." Here is a link to another relevant article:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:00 AM

The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

Ruling by Supreme Court is a win for Special Education students.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:00 AM

On split vote, HISD board agrees to put 'recapture' back on ballot

Houstonians will go back to the polls in May to vote on Recapture again.

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