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Relating to providing high-quality tutoring services to public
school students, including the creation of the Texas Tutor Corps
program, and the use of the compensatory education allotment for
certain tutoring services programs.
Estimated Twoyear Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB2023, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($40,499,141) through the biennium ending August 31, 2023. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.
SB 2023 would establish the Texas Tutor Corps competitive grant program to mobilize subject
matter experts and future and retired educators as tutors for students in certain schools highly effected by covid.
Texas Action is opposed to SB 2023 on the principle of limited government. While we support expediting the training process for educators in response to disasters, creating a $40 million dollar biennial grant program to incentivize this response is unnecessary when compared to alternative solutions, such as removing regulations on becoming a teacher and allowing local ISDs to recruit based upon their needs.