CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

Group Fears Weakening School Accountability

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

625x352 thrill eng preview Group Fears Weakening School AccountabilityWin A Trip To Disneyland!

82641739 10 Group Fears Weakening School AccountabilityHottest Sunbathers Of The Summer

451506504 Group Fears Weakening School AccountabilityJennifer Lopez Bikini Pic Is HOT

 alt=What Did Jerry Jones Say?

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

Fantasy_tile

VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

AUSTIN (AP) - A coalition of top Texas business leaders says it’s worried a public backlash against standardized testing could hurt the state’s efforts to hold public schools more accountable.

The Texas Coalition for a Competitive Workforce blamed teachers and school administrators for “demonizing” standardized testing, and panicking parents.

At a news conference Wednesday, coalition leaders said they would oppose increasing future state education funding if standardized tests are weakened.

They accused education leaders of demanding that Texas water down its accountability system while also seeking more state funding for schools.

Their call comes after the new STAAR standardized testing system was rolled out and roundly criticized by some superintendents, parents’ groups and lawmakers.

The Texas Legislature last summer cut about $5.4 billion from school funding, even though enrollment increases every year.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

View Comments