As the Texas Senate approved a bill to reduce state-mandated exams in public schools, business leader Bill Hammond decried the measure.
Hammond, president of the Texas Association of Business, said, “We already graduate only 25 percent of students who are career- or college-ready. I don’t understand why many of our lawmakers are dead set on running away from strong requirements meant to increase that number and put in place standards that will do just the opposite.”
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Statement: Says only 25 percent of Texas high school students graduate prepared for college or careers.