Source: Statesman

A bill that would inject an additional $6 billion into Texas classrooms over the next two years advanced to the Texas House on Tuesday, without a provision that teachers groups feared would have tied a portion of their pay to their students’ performance on state standardized tests. The 13-member House Committee on Public Education unanimously approved House Bill 3, which has the backing of an overwhelming majority of House members. Among other things, HB 3 would: “increase base funding per student from $5,140 to $6,030, eliminate outdated formula elements, and provide funding for full-day pre-kindergarten”