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Lufkin/Angelina Chamber speaks out against new school accountability system

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff

Lufkin/ Angelina Chamber president Jim Johnson said Angelina County cannot afford to take risks that are associated with the potential negative impacts of the Texas $Education Agency's new accountability system.

Johnson said the system could negatively effect the future economic growth.

"We looked at this from an economic point of view," Johnson said. "When someone is looking at coming to our community, our schools are one of the first things to look at when we talk about quality of life. We believe this system has flaws and will unfairly recognize and rank our schools in Angelina County. We felt it was appropriate to oppose the current A-F accountability system."

Johnson said the drafted resolution went through the board and the legislative committee before being finalized. The letter will be sent to the TEA. 

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