Austin's Morning News

Blog > Austin's Morning News > Education Commissioner: "The System Needs to Catch Up"

Education Commissioner: "The System Needs to Catch Up"

Pressed to explain why the state had delayed a transition away from lower passing standards on state exams, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told state lawmakers Tuesday that classroom instruction in the state had failed to meet the rigor demanded by the new tests. 

"I’m not going to say it’s blame, but I am going to say that it is a function of instruction not rising to the level to provide that kind of learning to get to that place," he said at a Senate Education Committee hearing. "We have moved the bar significantly higher than it has ever been, and the system needs time to catch up."

Read more: http://www.texastribune.org/2014/08/26/senators-get-update-state-exam-passing-rates/

Austin's Morning News

A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a...
An Oklahoma mom said she was threatened with eviction after her neighbors complained because she was breastfeeding...
Assistant City Manager Anthony Snipes has resigned following widespread criticism and national media attention...
A Maryland couple investigated for neglect after they let their two young children walk home alone from local...
The streak is as impressive as it is difficult to explain. In much the same way that Kenyan runners have owned the...