Teaching Jobs Affected By Public Education Changes
Many Houston teaching jobs
and San Antonio teaching jobs (Click here
) could be affected by the changing landscape of public education in Texas.
State officials are working to make higher education throughout Texas more affordable, accessible, and accountable. In particular, officials are asking all public universities to freeze tuition rates in order to make college more appealing.
The plan calls for universities to freeze their tuition for four years at the level a student pays during their freshmen year. This would make it easier for more students to afford college and for families to better financially prepare for the future.
"Today, I'm challenging our institutions of higher education to develop bachelor's degrees that cost no more than $10,000, including textbooks," Gov. Rick Perry
said during his recent State of the State address.
Other education-related ideas outlined in the speech include:
- Consolidating some public universities in order to reduce expenses.
- Creating an outcomes-based funding system that would provide undergrad funding based on the number of college degrees awarded instead of enrollment numbers.
- Using more web-based instruction, innovative teaching techniques, and aggressive efficiency measures to develop less expensive bachelor's degree programs.
- Providing employers a $1,500 tax incentive for every employee earning a diploma or GED who receives two hours off per week to study or attend class.
"As leaders, we must continue to be fiscally responsible with taxpayer dollars and truly reform our approach to governance," Perry said. "Our discussions about streamlining state government
must be followed by a willingness to act, including consolidating or suspending non-mission-critical entities until the economy improves."
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