Blame the Lege

Posted Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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There's been a lot of criticism lately about education, but the faults are not due to educators.

Rather, the faults lie at the foot of the Texas Legislature and its meddling in the educational system.

Legislators have placed testing over a well-rounded education. They even required all eighth-grade counselors to encourage pupils to enter college prep programs when more than 60 percent of available jobs don't require a college degree. Thus, we have a high dropout rate.

After 40 years in education, and as holder of nine certificates from the Texas Education Agency, I believe I can speak with some authority on this subject.

-- Edward Lindsay, Fort Worth

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