AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick opened a press conference on education by saying that nearly 150,000 students were trapped in over two hundred schools that were failing their students and parents. His remarks came at the beginning of a conference that featured members of the Senate Education Committee and other Texas State Senators who are sponsoring education bills.
“The future of Texas depends on us – reducing the dropout rate, making sure every student is ready for a career or college,” said Governor Patrick at Tuesday’s press conference, which was attended by Breitbart Texas. “Together we are going to lead the Senate and lead the state in continuing to reform education so that every student has the opportunity to live the Texas and American Dream.”
Governor Patrick said Texas must have more than a single shot plan. He said we must have a comprehensive e education reform plan.
School choice was not covered in Tuesday’s press conference. The Lt. Governor said it would be addressed at a later date along with Pre-K proposals.