Good or bad idea? Texas lawmakers pushing for longer school year

Texas lawmakers in Austin are talking about extending the academic school year by at least a month.

Some in the legislature are drafting an education bill that will change how the state funds schools— it includes allowing districts to add at least 30 days to the school year. While some officials support the idea, claiming it would give teachers more time to help students who struggle academically, the plan could also mean no summer school since regular classes will be still be in session.

It’s never too late to join the discussion! Follow us on Facebook to be in the know on future Deep Dive topics.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.