While budgets from our State legislature continue to decrease in per pupil allotment and take local property tax dollars to balance the State budget, our legislature gets ready to implement an A-F grading system for schools that is:
1) not supported by the vast majority of Texans;
2) based largely on results from a high stakes multiple choice exam that a vast majority of Texans are tired of;
3) using results from last year's data, which TEA itself has admitted had significant administration issues;
4) designed to only allow 5% of schools to achieve an A rating regardless of how many meet the criteria.
I have no faith that the intent of this system is to assist public schools in better educating the children of our State. Unfortunately, I have to believe that this system is designed to deteriorate public confidence in our outstanding public school system to further political agendas and divert public monies to private institutions.
No matter if we receive the highest grade or the lowest, Crosby ISD will continue to work hard to those we ARE accountable to (OUR students, parents & community) and hope for the day when our legislature returns to supporting our students, parents, communities, teachers and schools.
Keith Moore, Superintendent of Crosby ISD