Tuition Exemption for Educational Aides—Helpful Amendment in House

Rep. Scott Hochberg, Democrat of Houston, did a good turn yesterday for educational aides who have been receiving scholarship help to attend college and become certified teachers. He amended his bill, HB 3624, to ensure that all those already attending college with the help of this program would remain eligible for the scholarships, even though from now on the program would be limited to those pursuing certification in a shortage area, such as bilingual education, science, or math. Texas AFT appreciates his readiness to attach this grandfather clause to HB 3624. The bill now is en route to the Texas Senate.