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There is a great and perhaps decisive battle to be fought against ignorance, intolerance and indifference.
— Edward R. Murrow, Journalist
Public Schools are the Only Choice for Texas Students with Disabilities

For some time, organizations and individuals with an interest in privatizing Texas public schools have promoted “school choice” options for students with disabilities, such as vouchers, education savings accounts, and “special”…

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Cheryl Fries
TxSER Calls for Urgent Legislative Action Necessary to Address Texas Special Education

Texans for Special Education Reform is calling for an urgent Sunset Commission on special education and an urgent legislative audit of special education finance, spending, and student privacy protections in Texas.

As parents, teachers, advocates, and allies of Texas students with disabilities, we believe that full and transparent accountability …..

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TxSER's Submitted Comments on the Commissioner's Proposed Rules Concerning Cameras in Classrooms

Texans for Special Education Reform (TxSER) would like to begin by thanking the Commissioner and TEA for addressing some…

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Christine Broughal
Commission Chairman Apologizes for Comments

Our statement invited Justice Brister to meet with us to learn more about the educational needs of children with disabilities in Texas. He took us up on that offer.

In a meeting yesterday with Texans for Special Education Reform, Justice Brister....

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TxSER's Public Statement Regarding Judge Brister's Comments

As parents, educators and advocates for Texas children with disabilities, Texans for Special Education Reform is outraged to learn that Texas Public School Finance Commissioner Chair, Justice Scott Brister, has questioned the value of educating....

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TxSER Response Regarding TEA's Corrective Action Plan

Now the federal investigation has landed on TEA’s desk, and both the Governor and the Commissioner have (finally) called for involvement by those of us with boots on the ground – students, parents, teachers, advocates – to provide input to help right this wrong and support our public schools so they...

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TxSER Response to The U.S. Department of Education's Report Regarding TEA's Illegal 8.5% Cap on SPED Enrollment

Today, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs released a report about its investigation into the systematic and illegal cap on the educational civil rights of children with disabilities in Texas. Texans for Special Education Reform welcomes the report, but we are not...

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Sept. 21 Statewide Live Online Forum Helps Parents Learn How to Take Immediate Action

Three weeks after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast, the storm’s impact rages on, especially for families who have children with disabilities. Families forced ....

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Special Education Guidance for Students Affected by Harvey

Texans for Special Education Reform and Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) have issued guidance for families of students with disabilities who were displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Presented in English and Spanish, the three-page guide includes....

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