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Superintendent’s Comments to Governor Signing HB 5

Governor Perry has signed House Bill 5 into law, which cuts the number of standardized tests students must pass to graduate from 15 to five.

HB 5 was supported in both the Bryan and College Station school districts.

The superintendents in both districts say student accountability will not be reduced by taking fewer tests.

In addition to reducing the number of state-mandated exams, HB 5 is designed to give more flexibility to youngsters who want to focus on career training, not just college-prep courses.

Perry said he was originally skeptical about weakening curriculum standards, but that the measure strikes a good balance.

ThomasWallis061013hb5.mp3Tommy Wallis visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

EddieCoulson061013.mp3Eddie Coulson visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Posted by on Jun 10 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.


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