Gov. Rick Perry strolled into a friendly crowd of educators at the Texas Classroom Teachers Association conference on Friday and credited them for improving student performance.
“I don’t care how you measure it, Texas teachers are making an impact on the students and they are making progress,” Perry said.
In January, the group backed Perry’s decision not to apply for the federal Race to the Top grant program. Texas could have won as much as $700 million for education reform efforts but Perry argued that it required Texas to cede too much control to the federal government. His mention of the decision drew a rousing response from the crowd.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Rick courts teachers...
Rick is playing nice with the teachers, and they are playing nice right back (link). Excerpt follows...
Teachers support Rick's rejection of Race to the Top? Who knew?