House Representative

Straus, Joe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/10/2013

STRAUS STATEMENT ON SIGNING OF HOUSE BILL 5

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus released the following statement Monday after Gov. Rick Perry signed House Bill 5 into law:

“House Bill 5 makes our accountability system more reasonable while preserving rigor, and I am pleased that it will now become law. The goal of education is not to teach children how to pass a test, but to prepare them for life. At the same time, the goal of every teacher is to develop in students a lifelong love of learning. I want to thank Chairman Aycock and all the Members of the House for their leadership on this issue throughout the session. I also want to thank the parents, educators and business leaders who worked with us to pass these reforms and improve public education in Texas.”


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