Student speakers at student assemblies and extracurricular activities such as sporting events may not be selected on a basis that either favors or disfavors religious speech. Where student speakers are selected on the basis of genuinely neutral, evenhanded criteria and retain primary control over the content of their expression, that expression is not attributable to the school and therefore may not be restricted because of its religious (or anti-religious) content. By contrast, where school officials determine or substantially control the content of what is expressed, such speech is attributable to the school and may not include prayer or other specifically religious (or anti-religious) content. To avoid any mistaken perception that a school endorses student speech that is not in fact attributable to the school, school officials may make appropriate, neutral disclaimers to clarify that such speech (whether religious or nonreligious) is the speaker's and not the school's.
HB 1023 relating to the powers and duties of the commissioner of education regarding granting additional charters for open-enrollment charter schools.
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TSTA went on record in support HB 1918 relating to providing grants for professional development training for certain public school teachers, and HB 2209 relating to improving training and staff development for primary and secondary educators to enable them to more effectively serve all students. Both of these bills would allow for more professional development and training for educators.
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The 2016 Snapshot: School District Profiles is available on the Texas Education Agency website. Snapshot is an online resource that provides an overview of public education in Texas for a particular school year. In addition to state-level information, this product contains a profile about the characteristics of each public school district and charter school.
School finance commission invites public comments
“A recent bipartisan TSTA poll shows that most Texans, including Republican Primary voters, oppose education savings accounts, which would require little, if any, accountability for how tax funds are spent. Most Texans also oppose tax-credit scholarships and other forms of vouchers," Candelaria said. “Carving some rural counties out of Senate Bill 3 may have won the votes of a few senators, but it did nothing to protect their rural constituents from having to pay state tax dollars to subsidize private schools in distant cities, if this bill were to become law. TSTA believes that House members will see through this ploy and protect their neighborhood public schools by opposing the voucher bill.”
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Snapshot summary tables provide district information in some common categories, and a peer search function permits grouping districts according to shared characteristics. While Snapshot does provide an overview of public education in Texas at the state level and for each public school district, it does not provide any campus-level information.
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“First the Senate follows Dan Patrick’s lead and cuts state funding for public education. Then senators approve his voucher bill to drain even more of our tax dollars from public schools to help a handful of families pay private school tuition. The voucher bill is as shameful as the Senate budget and as harmful to public schools, educators and students," TSTA President Noel Candelaria said, regarding the Senate’s approval of SB3, the voucher bill.