HB 2205

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Myra Crownover

Bill Caption

Relating to educator preparation programs, including the appointment of a member of the State Board for Educator Certification with experience and knowledge of alternative educator preparation programs.

Bill Analysis

HB 2205 would amend Education Code to require the governor to appoint an additional nonvoting member to the State Board of Education (SBOE) that has experience working for and knowledge of an alternative educator preparation program and who is not affiliated with an institution of higher education. The bill would give SBEC procedure for changing the accreditation status of a program that does not meet established accreditation standards or that violates an SBEC or Texas Education Agency regulation. SBEC would be required to make available certain information regarding educator preparation programs.

Vote Recommendation Notes

05/25/2015 update:

Minor changes were made to this bill that does not change our vote recommendation. The second chamber sponsor is Senator Seliger.

First chamber recommendation:

This bill would make mostly administrative, clerical, or non-substantive updates to current code with no discernible connection to our liberty principles, therefore we are neutral on HB 2205.