Texas AFT :Texas Schooling Company considers guidelines that weaken accountability for particular ed and ESL

Release date: September 30, 2021 5:40 p.m.
Author: Texas AFT

The Texas Education Agency has proposed changes to the Charter School Performance Framework (CSPF) that ignore two major groups of students: students in special education and students in bilingual / English as a second language.

The indicators within the CSPF are intended to assess compliance with federal laws, state laws, state rules or regulations and / or the charter contract by each charter school. However, the proposed changes remove program indicators for bilingual and special needs from operational standards. In other words, this School Performance Framework Charter focuses on school operations rather than the academic performance of these two large groups of students. Charters have a long history of training fewer special needs students and fewer language learners. Rather than abandoning these groups of students, the CSPF needs stronger indicators to hold unauthorized charter schools responsible for properly serving these groups of students.

Read the full Charter Framework manual here.

TEA will be taking a virtual public hearing on these proposed changes to the Charter School Performance Framework (CSPF) Monday, October 4th, 9:00 am and Texas AFT will be there to testify.

You can follow the hearing on Zoom. Those who want to testify must register here by 9 a.m. on the day of the hearing.

Members of Texas AFT are strongly encouraged to share their views on and oppose this new rule by Sending an online letter to TEA.


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