HB 1300

84(R) - 2015
House Public Education
House Public Education
Public Education

Vote Recommendation

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Giovanni Capriglione

Bill Caption

Relating to the required qualifications of persons admitted to educator preparation programs.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to State or local government.

Bill Analysis

The State Board of Education is currently permitted to admit a person to an educator preparation program if the individual has not obtained the required grade point average if up to 10 percent of the total number of people admitted to the program in a year fail to satisfy that requirement.  HB 1300 would amend the Education Code to add the condition that each person so admitted performs, before admission, at a satisfactory level on an appropriate subject matter examination for each subject in which the person seeks certification.

Vote Recommendation Notes

05/21/2015 update:

No changes have been made to this bill. The second chamber sponsor is Senator Seliger.

This bill affirms the principle of limited government. The government has a responsibility to ensure that programs admit qualified people, since these people will continue on to become teachers in schools. This bill would add an additional condition to ensure that people are not admitted simply due to a technicality and have satisfactory performance on the subject matter that they wish to be certified on. For this reason, we support HB 1300.