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Public Education, Select - 67th R.S. (1981)

Committee Members
Bill Clayton, Vice Chair
Hamp Atkinson
Bill Blanton
Ray Farabee
Matt Garcia
Bill Haley
Grant Jones
Oscar Mauzy
Mike Richards
W.E. 'Pete' Snelson
Craig A. Washington
Charges
• Examine alternative education programs, magnet schools, and the merit of the twelfth grade in high school. Make recommendations on high school graduation requirements. *
• Study the various methodologies of instruction used in public schools relative to modern and anticipated technological advances.*
• Study the financial implications involved in the construction and renovation of public school facilities. Make recommendations on alternative approaches to financing which would help school districts minimize interest rates and construction costs. Consider whether using the Permanent School fund to guarantee school bonds is a feasible method of assisting school districts in the capital debt situation. *
• Study the recruitment, hiring and retention of educational personnel, especially with regard to current and projected classroom teacher shortages. *
• Review the history of Texas educational system prior to the 67th session, and evaluate the changes made by the 67th session, particularly legislation relating to: entry and exit competency tests for teachers, bilingual education, statewide curriculum reforms, summer school pilot programs, vocational education, school-community guidance centers and school finance. *
• Review the Texas Education code relative to the need for recodification. Determine if a proposed revision should be substantive or nonsubstantive, what the timetable should be and the appropriate structure for the project.*
• Study the issues and concerns relating to public education in Texas, including curriculum reform, bilingual education, requirements relating to teacher competency, and alternative methods of financing.

Note:
Appointed pursuant to SCR 22, 67th 1st C.S.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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