Senator Leticia Van de Putte, candidate for Texas Lt. Governor, released her PK-12 plan in San Antonio today.
As Lieutenant Governor, Leticia will:
- Restore a strong start towards student success.
- Maximize quality learning by reducing class sizes in Pre-K classrooms.
- Invest in our students potential.
- End the over-reliance on and punitive nature of standardized testing in Texas.
- Expand student access to broadband and ensure quality blended learning.
Pretty standard stuff; however, these are issues long-ignored by the Republicans and Van de Putte’s opponent, Dan Patrick, is more interested in de-funding public schools.
What I found exciting about the plan was a commitment to increasing preparedness. As it stands, 1/3 of university students are enrolled in remedial courses and 1/2 of community college students are enrolled in remedial courses.
That said, I’m looking forward to Van de Putte’s higher education policy that hopefully addresses curtailing tuition increases by investing more in our colleges and universities, and college issues, such as state financial aid, college retention and graduation, intrusive college advising, etc. At least those are the kind of things in which this blogger is interested.