NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Education

TIME & DATE:  9:30AM, Wednesday, March 1, 2000

PLACE: Midland College

CHAIR: Senator Teel Bivins


The Senate Education Committee will conduct a public hearing beginning at
9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1 at Midland College at 3600 N. Garfield in
Midland, Texas.  The hearing will take place in the Wagner and Brown
Auditorium in the Allison Fine Arts Building.  The purpose of this hearing
is to seek input from citizens regarding the future of public education in
the state of Texas.  In announcing the hearing, Senator Teel Bivins, chair
of the Senate Education Committee, noted that many of the reforms which
have led to Texas students recently receiving recognition for their
academic performance on national tests began with concerns and ideas raised
by citizens more than 15 years ago.  Bivins said, "Although we are now a
role model for other states, it doesn't mean we should rest on our