“If better is possible, then good is not enough”
Texas is moving amid a period of dramatic change in the economic conditions of both the state and the nation. The educational system of the state is responsible for preparing our children to live and work in this changing future.
All students need to develop essential academic skills and to acquire a knowledge base on which to build a lifelong of learning. All students will be taught a core curriculum of English, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, health, physical education, and technological literacy. All students will acquire knowledge of citizenship and economic responsibilities and an appreciation of our common American heritage including its multicultural richness. To the full extent of their individual abilities, students will be provided the opportunity to develop the ability to think logically, independently, and creatively and to communicate effectively. Educating our children to be productive in a changing future necessitates an excellent educational system. A system that can accomplish this mission must be characterized by quality, equity, and accountability.