The Texas Education Review is an independent, peer reviewed, student-run scholarly publication based at the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin.
From Sweatt v. Painter and No Child Left Behind, to charter schools, curriculum policy, and textbook adoption, the State of Texas has played and will continue to play a critical role in shaping education policy in the United States.
The Texas Education Review (TxEd) is located directly on The University of Texas’s campus in the heart of downtown Austin. Its close proximity to the Texas Capitol, Texas Education Agency, and State Board of Education offers unparalleled access to the thought leaders, policy makers, and academics who are driving education policy in Texas. TxEd focuses on analysis of education policy and related issues, with non-exclusive preference given to issues affecting the State of Texas.
TxEd was founded and is operated by PhD students at The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education, which consistently ranks as one of the best public university graduate education programs in the U.S.
When it comes to charter schools, we’ve come a long way. In the two decades since my KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) co-founder, Dave Levin, and I first stumbled into the charter school world, via Teach For America and the education reform community, a lot has changed. Charter schools have gone from a wild idea to a full-fledged educational movement, and we have learned – and continue to learn – volumes about what works and what does not in setting underserved students up for success in school and life.