NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Education

TIME & DATE:  9:30AM, Wednesday, May 24, 2000

PLACE: Laredo, Texas

CHAIR: Senator Teel Bivins


The Senate Education Committee will conduct a public hearing beginning at
9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at Texas A&M International University at
5201 University Boulevard in Laredo, Texas.  The hearing will take place
in Bob Bullock Hall, room # 101.  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 laurels."