The House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity & Enrichment released their report. The committee was tasked with submitting an initial report by August 11 that includes the current menu of choices available to K-12 students in Texas and highlights options for providing additional educational opportunities to K-12 students.

The report in its entirety can be found here.

The report’s executive summary can be found below:


House Speaker Dade Phelan created the House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment in June. The committee was created to consider issues and matters that broadly affect educational opportunities for K-12 students in Texas and make recommendations for:

  • Ensuring all Texas youths enjoy equal educational opportunity and the freedom to obtain a quality education, regardless of circumstances;
  • Improving outcomes for Texas public school students and meaningfully supporting educators and educational institutions; and
  • Modernizing assessment and accountability measures for Texas schools educating K-12 students.

The committee has 15 members:

  • Rep. Brad Buckley (Chair)
  • Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins (Vice-Chair)
  • Rep. Trent Ashby
  • Rep. Keith Bell
  • Rep. Harold V. Dutton, Jr.
  • Rep. James B. Frank
  • Rep. Cody Harris
  • Rep. Cole Hefner
  • Rep. Gina Hinojosa
  • Rep. Ken King
  • Rep. Oscar Longoria
  • Rep. Will Metcalf
  • Rep. Matt Shaheen
  • Rep. James Talarico
  • Rep. Gary VanDeaver