Served a critical role in crafting flexible pathways under House Bill 5 for Texas students to follow college or career plans after graduation;


Stood against the encroachment of the federal government’s Common Core program by helping to formulate and support quality learning standards for Texas classrooms;


Supported efforts to create a statewide school accountability system that reduces the emphasis on standardized tests and increases the role of parents and community engagement in local schools;

Provided visionary leadership serving as the Chairman of the task force charged with developing a Long Range Plan for Texas public education.