Community-Schools Initiative Gets a Friendly Hearing in House

Two bills by Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin), HB 1891 and HB 1892, got a favorable hearing in the House Public Education Committee Tuesday. Community schools offer a positive model of school turnaround and improvement, based on parent-teacher-community teamwork to marshal resources needed to address factors both outside and inside the schoolhouse affecting student achievement. Texas AFT strongly supports community-schools initiatives as a proven, constructive alternative to the punitive approach to struggling schools in our test-driven accountability system.