Texas Education Agency announces new investigative unit to probe troubled school districts

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams has announced a new investigative unit to make sure the more than 1,000 Texas school districts follow the rules. The state auditor’s office had scolded TEA for not investigating cheating allegations in the El Paso school district.

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No surprise there. TEA has had a philosophy of allowing school districts to police themselves. The new investigative unit would handle complaints of wrongdoing, something state education regulators don’t like to do.

Watchdog Nation promises to watch the new unit’s work very carefully. We congratulate Commissioner Williams for making the move.

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