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TLEC/TLEEC Statements and Testimony from Previous Sessions

Advocate Meaningful Assessment and Fair Accountability

TLEEC Testimony Before the House Public Education Committee Interim Charge 1B: Monitoring implementation of HB 1842 (84, R), Regarding State Takeovers, September 30, 2020

TLEC Urges Texas House to Permanently Allow the Use of Individual Graduation Committees — Testimony for HB 851 Before the Texas House Public Education Committee, March 5, 2019

TLEC Testimony on House Bill 22 Presented Before the Senate Education Committee, May 17, 2017

TLEC Asks Texas Senate to Reduce Over-testing, Testimony on SB 2049, before the Texas Senate Education Committee, May 2, 2017

TLEC Urges Texas House to Preserve Limited Educational Resources by Reducing Burdensome Testing Requirements, Testimony on HB 1333 before the Texas House Public Education Committee, April 25, 2017

Testimony Regarding the A-F Letter Grading System for Schools, Before the House Public Education Committee, March 21, 2017

Testimony on State Interventions and Innovations Interim Charge, before the Texas Senate Education Committee, September 14, 2016


Invest in Public School Students

TLEEC Public Comment to U.S. Department of Education Re: Eligibility of Students at Institutions of Higher Education for Funds under the CARES Act, July 17, 2020

Texas Legislative Education Equity Coalition Sends COVID-19 Recommendations to State Leaders – Multi-sector Coalition Cautions Leaders to Distribute Emergency Funds Equitably, April 23, 2020

The CARES Act and Emergency COVID-19 Resource Recommendations, April 22, 2020

Is Texas Getting a Good Return on Charter Schools? testimony presented before the House Public Education Committee (Special Session), August 8, 2017

TLEC Testimony, Is Texas Getting a Good Return on Charter Schools?, Presented before the House Public Education Committee (Special Session), August 8, 2017

TLEC Testimony on CSHB 21 (Special Session), Presented before the House Public Education Committee, July 24, 2017

Testimony of the Texas Latino Education Coalition Opposing CSHB 21 Presented Before the Texas Senate Education Committee, May 11, 2017

Written Testimony of the Texas Latino Education Coalition relating to Deregulation of Public Schools and Successive Harm to Students, in Opposition to HB 2955, Submitted to the Texas House Public Education Committee, April 27, 2017

Written Testimony of the Texas Latino Education Coalition Relating to Texas Charter School Expansion, Opposing SB 1061, Testimony Before the Texas Senate Education Committee, April 25, 2017

Testimony on Changes to the Public School Finance System Under SB 2145 Before the Senate Education Committee, Dr. Jesse McNeil, McNeil Foundation and TLEC, April 18, 2017

Public Education Committee Hearing on ASATR, March 7, 2017

Testimony Opposing Voucher Legislation, September 14, 2016

TLEC Member Testimony on the Inadequacy of and Inequality of the Texas Public School Finance System, August 3, 2016

School Funding and Assessment and Their Impact on Efficiency and Productivity in Texas before the Texas Senate Education Committee, August 3, 2016.

Texas Equity Gaps Would Have Increased Under Aycock’s School Funding Plan
Legislature Now Has Opportunity to Positively Impact Equity and Adequacy – May 18, 2015

March 26, 2015 Testimony of the Texas Latino Education Coalition for Hearing Before the Texas Senate Education Committee


Promote Quality Bilingual Education

Testimony Opposing HB 880 Regarding Elimination of Bilingual Education Certification, Testimony Presented before the House Public Education Committee, April 25, 2017


Prepare All Students for College Readiness and Success

Texas State Board of Education Public Hearing on Proposed New African American Studies Course, November 13, 2019

TLEC Urges Texas Senate to Maintain College Preparation Opportunities for All Texans – Testimony Opposing HB 2614 Presented Before the Texas Senate Education Committee, May 18, 2017

Testimony of the Texas Latino Education Coalition in Support of House Bill 3904 Regarding the Texas Top Ten Percent Plan, Presented Before the House Higher Education Committee, May 3, 2017

TLEC Testimony on Testimony Opposing SB 2119, which Proposes Elimination of the Texas Top Ten Percent Plan, April 2017

Testimony for the State Board of Education Hearing on the Proposed “Mexican American Heritage” Textbook, presented by Brianna Dimas, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, before the Texas State Board of Education, September 13, 2016

TLEC Urges Texas Senate to Continue to Measure Graduation Requirements in More Holistic Manner, Testimony on Alternative Assessment for High School Graduation before the Texas Senate Education Committee, September 13, 2016

TLEC Testimony on HB 5 Implementation, 60x30TX/Higher Education Alignment Joint Interim Charge, before the Texas Senate Education and Higher Education Committees, March 29, 2016

San Marcos Mercury: State board opts for compromise on Mexican-American studies – April 10, 2014

AP: Texas Drops Algebra II Mandate; Texas Latino Education Coalition Objects – January 31, 2014

AP: Education experts nervous over Texas dropping algebra II mandate – January 31, 2014

Statement: The Texas Latino Education Coalition Expresses Disappointment with the State Board of Education’s Vote to Exclude Algebra II in the Default Curriculum – November 26, 2013

Statement: Texas Latino Education Coalition Supports Inclusion of Algebra II in All Endorsement Tracks – November 12, 2013


Promote Educational Equity in All Aspects of Student Learning

TLEC Letter to Texas Governor Abbott, RE: Plyler v. Doe and the Rights of Immigrant Students to Attend Public School, September 6, 2019

Letter to Congressional Leaders to Support for a Clean DREAM Act, December 6, 2017

TLEEC Condemns Police Brutality and Calls for Racial Justice, June 9, 2020

The Texas Latino Education Coalition Applauds the Addition of Latino Senators José Menéndez and Pete Flores to the Higher Education Committee, March 1, 2019

TLEC Opposing Senate Bills 3 and 91, Presented before the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee, July 21, 2017


General

The Texas Latino Education Coalition’s Highlights [and Lowlights] of the 84th Legislature – June 10, 2015

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