Bill

HB 2256

87(R) - 2021
House Public Education
Senate Education
House Public Education
Senate Education
Public Education

Contact the Author

Bobby Guerra

Phone:

512-463-0578

Capitol Office:

Room GN.10

Email:

Vote Recommendation

No
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Negative

Author(s)

Bobby Guerra
Mary Gonzalez
Ryan Guillen
Eddie Rodriguez

Co-Author(s)

Art Fierro
Ina Minjarez
Eddie Morales
Penny Morales Shaw
Sergio Munoz Jr.
Evelina Ortega
Erin Zwiener

Sponsor(s)

Brandon Creighton

Bill Caption

Relating to creating a bilingual special education certification to teach students of limited English proficiency with disabilities.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

HB 2256 would create a bilingual special education certification program for teachers to become certified to teach students of limited English proficiency with disabilities.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is opposed to HB 2256 on the principles of limited government, individual liberty and free market. While we support appropriate education for ESL and/or disabled students, it is unnecessary to require this certification state-wide. School districts and individual campuses are capable of determining whether an applicant is qualified for a bilingual special education program. Requiring a certification will increase barriers to entry for teachers and reduce the pool of available talent to meet these needs. 

Contact the Author

Bobby Guerra

Phone:

512-463-0578

Capitol Office:

Room GN.10

Email:

[email protected]house.texas.gov