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Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special - 50th R.S. (1947)

Committee Members
James Edward Taylor, Chair
A.M. Aikin, Jr.
Rae Files Still
Claud Henry Gilmer
Ottis Elmer Lock
Gus James Strauss
Charges
• Study unequal educational opportunities and all other questions relating to improvement of the public school system of Texas, and particularly with a view to effecting school district reorganization; obtaining uniform and adequate local support in the financing of an adequate, improved, and uniform school program for Texas; that necessary and suitable steps be taken to obtain the desired attendance in the schools by the children of Texas, and at least to an extent comparable with other states; that the School Laws of Texas be revised and codified; that the methods, systems, and policies of the other States of the United States, upon like subjects, be studied and recommended, where deemed applicable to Texas; and that unnecessary division and differences among school organizations, interests, and groups be ascertained and determined to the end that the best educational advantages may be obtained for the greatest number as promptly and possible.

Note:
Appointed pursuant to HCR 48, sponsored by Gilmer and Aikin.
See also: Handbook of Texas Online, "Gilmer-Aikin Laws": http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/GG/mlg1.html

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