“In Texas, school districts are run by elected school boards and the superintendents they hire, with no formal role for city officials. Brent Beasley, director of the Fort Worth Education Partnership, has long lobbied for city council members to get more involved in education in their districts. The partnership advocates for high-quality education options in all parts of the city, including traditional school districts and public charter schools.
“The quality of public education offerings is critical to the city’s welfare, and the mayor and the city council members are uniquely placed to help advance that goal, he said. In some cases, city officials can tackle challenges affecting education that school leaders aren’t equipped to handle themselves.”
This is from a great article by Silas Allen on the front page of Sunday’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Read the entire piece here: