The Texas Association of Business is not too fond of a bill that could dramatically alter the landscape of state education.
House Bill 5 is making its way through the House this week. If it passes, the legislation would decrease the number of standardized tests required to graduate from a state high school from 15 to five. TAB President Bill Hammond said the bill won't prepare students for a competitive work force.
"We need more students to graduate from high school career or college ready, otherwise, we're simply not going to be able to meet the needs of the employers in the future, and the jobs will leave the state of Texas if we don't have the educated workforce," Hammond said.
He said 162 amendments will be offered with the legislation when it is debated on Tuesday.