‘F’ School: Senate Votes to Rate All Texas Schools with Letter Grades

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AUSTIN - Grades. They're an important part of education.

But should the actual schools be graded with letter grades A - F?  Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) seems to think so.

"Some campuses are not doing well," Taylor said during a press conference earlier in March. "This will help highlight those campuses and put pressure, frankly, from the parents and for the district to do something about those campuses."

But what about the kids who have to go to D or F schools?  Won't there be a stigma to that?

And that's not the only thing to think about. From concerns about college admission and quality of education, to questions about whether it will really help identify and correct weaknesses, the Texas House will have a lot to discuss should the Senate give the bill a passing grade.