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HB 2566, if passed, would modify the Education Code (Section 21.035) by changing the regime surrounding educator preparation programs. These changes are manifold (nine sections total) but are mostly clerical in nature. Some of the changes deal with sanctions, accountability, risk assessment and investigation. This section (special accreditation investigation) is the most substantive addition to the code.
We take issue with the educator preparation program and those components of the Education Code which surround the regime. However, because HB 2566 deals with essentially a set of procedural and clerical modifications, there are few effects on our principles one way or the other. Some of the changes are marginally problematic. At the same time some of the self-policing components of the bill are helpful enough. Ultimately, this bill is not particularly helpful or egregious and as such we are neutral on HB 2566.