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State Representative Aycock proposes new education bill

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State Representative Jimmie Don Aycock presented a new education bill to lawmakers in session, Wednesday. The new bill named House Bill 5 would change the high school testing and graduation requirements.

House Bill 5 would change the standardized testing requirements for graduating students. Right now students have to take 15 different end-of-course exams and get a certain cumulative score. The new legislation would cut the number of standardized test to five, in reading, writing, Biology, Algebra I and U.S. History.

Waco ISD Superintendent Bonny Cain agrees with the new proposal. She says teachers spend too much time on standardized tests.

"We are very pleased they want to significantly reduce the number of standardized testing. We are just testing our children to death. We don't have as much time to teach them because we're so busy testing them."

The new legislation would expand diploma options for students by allowing them to earn what they are calling an "endorsement" in an area of study for their choosing.

State Representing Aycock says "This bill is needed to give kids more flexibility with their graduation plans so they can choose for themselves whether they want to go to college or to a career readiness situation or go straight to work. We want to give them the flexibility to make choices rather than the state make choices for them"

Aycock says he hopes the change will prepare students for college or for going straight into the work force. Waco ISD Superintendent Cain says in an ideal world every student would go straight to college but since that's not reality, the students that don't should be career ready when they graduate.

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