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Governor Abbott Appointment of Mike Morath as Education Commissioner

December 16, 2015

The Texas Charter Schools Association applauds Governor Abbott’s selection of Dallas ISD Trustee as the next Commissioner of Education. Abbott’s bold selection signals the Governor’s strong commitment to meeting the needs of all students. Morath is a thoughtful, student-centered advocate, who is driven by research. He is unafraid to tackle tough issues facing our public education system. We are confident he will work hard to ensure the 227,000 students enrolled in public charter schools are well supported by his office.

During his tenure as a Dallas ISD Trustee, Morath has focused on innovation, smart resource investment, school leadership, and parent engagement. These are all policy areas where charter schools are leading the way for all public schools.

We welcome the new Commissioner and look forward to working with him to meet the needs of the more than 100,000 families waiting for a seat at a public charter school. Morath is the right leader to ensure the public charter school sector in Texas is the strongest in the nation.  TCSA will work with Commissioner Morath to meet the needs of students seeking innovative public school options.

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