Dear Mac Parents,
The next Texas legislative session will start on January 8, 2013. There are some big items on their agenda already: Public School Finance, High Stakes Testing, and College Tuition Rates to name a few. If you would to stay updated on
legislation important to Mac parents, please email me directly via email@example.com and I will send you pertinent bill, committee hearing, and media information.
Mac PTSA Legislative Chair
High Stakes Testing Resolution
What is a RESOLUTION? It seeks to address situations or concerns that affect children and youth.
Texas PTA believes that standardized tests dominate the instructional time and limits educators ability to make progress towards a better educational system. This High Stakes Testing Resolution wants to help do away with the superficial levels of learning and create a deeper and meaningful level of education for ourstudents. This resolution wants the education our
students receive to help prepare them for college and careers. This does not mean that Texas PTA opposes accountability in public schools but they do believe that the system of the past will not help prepare our students to lead in the future.
We as MacArthur PTSA will be voting on whether to make this our resolution at our general meeting Monday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 pm. Please look at the following website for more information.