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Senate Education Committee Chairman Dan Patrick indicated that House Bill 5 would be on the committee’s agenda for Tuesday, April 16th

It is critical that you contact members of the Senate Education Committee and ask that HB 5 be voted out of committee as soon as possible, and without extraneous amendments. Let the committee know the most important features need to remain intact including:


1. Reduction in the number of required end-of-course exams to only the following FIVE tests:


    * Algebra I

    * English II - reading

    * English II - writing

    * Biology

    * U.S. History


    2. Maintenance of rigorous graduation requirements while providing more flexibility for students to seek endorsements in areas of personal interest.


      Contact information for Senate Education Committee Members:


      • Senator Dan Patrick, chair, 512-463-0107
      • Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., vice-chair, 512-463-0127
      • Senator Donna Campbell, 512-463-0125
      • Senator Robert Duncan, 512-463-0128
      • Senator Ken Paxton, 512-463-0108
      • Senator Kel Seliger, 512-463-0131
      • Senator Larry Taylor, 512-463-0111
      • Senator Leticia Van de Putte, 512-463-0126
      • Senator Royce West, 512-463-0123