House Public Education Committee sets accountability hearing

Previously we reported that the Senate Education Committee would meet next Monday, November 6, in Houston for a hearing to review the crisis response of the Texas Education Agency to Hurricane Harvey and to gauge whether changes in state law are called for to make TEA’s response in such crises more effective. Now we can report that the House Public Education Committee will meet on November 14 in Austin to explore whether accountability requirements and sanctions should be eased to reflect the massive educational disruption caused by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Texas AFT will participate in and report to you on both of these important hearings.