After an internal audit of the Dallas Independent School District showed many graduates may have not met diploma requirements, the Texas Association of Business is calling for an investigation of the state’s 100 largest school districts.
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The TAB says that if approved, SJR 64 could allow for the creation of a minimum of 75,000 jobs and $8.5 billion in economic growth for Texas.
UMC has been ranked in the top three companies for five of the past six years, but this is the first time the group has received the No. 1 spot.
“It’s clear we need to ensure that every Texan has access to postsecondary education,” said Texas Association of Business President and CEO Bill Hammond.
The state’s longest serving governor called on the Legislature to provide at least $1.8 billion in tax relief.
Panel discussions with legislative leaders on issues such as education, healthcare, water, workforce demographics, and transportation will also be held.
TAB President Bill Hammond says that leftover money should be given back to the taxpayers and businesses through tax breaks.
Cornyn said "Core Texas values like hard work, limited government, and individual liberty will continue to guide me in this new role. I look forward to working with the Conference to tackle the major hurdles before us, beginning with the looming fiscal cliff.”
TAB President and CEO Bill Hammond says that there are many state laws and regulations that require or encourage school districts to spend money inefficiently in ways that do not produce results.
In 2012’s graduating class, 58 percent of public school seniors took the SAT, a 5.7 percent increase in participation from the class of 2011, according to a press release.