The mission of the Texas public education system
is to ensure that all Texas children have access to a quality education that enables them
to achieve their full potential and fully participate now and in the future in the social,
economic, and educational opportunities in our state and nation. That mission is grounded
on the conviction that a general diffusion of knowledge is essential for the welfare of
Texas and for the preservation of the liberties and rights of Texas citizens. It is
further grounded on the conviction that a successful public education system is directly
related to a strong, dedicated, and supportive family and that parental involvement in the
school is essential for the maximum educational achievement of a child.
The objectives of public education are:
OBJECTIVE 1: Parents will be full partners with educators in the
education of their children.
OBJECTIVE 2: Students will be encouraged and challenged to meet their
full educational potential.
OBJECTIVE 3: Through enhanced dropout prevention efforts, all students
will remain in school until they obtain a diploma.
OBJECTIVE 4: A well-balanced and appropriate curriculum will be
provided to all students.
OBJECTIVE 5: Educators will prepare students to be thoughtful, active
citizens who have an appreciation for the basic values of our state and national heritage
and who can understand and productively function in a free
OBJECTIVE 6: Qualified and highly effective personnel will be
recruited, developed, and retained.
OBJECTIVE 7: Texas students will demonstrate exemplary performance in
comparison to national and international standards.
OBJECTIVE 8: School campuses will maintain a safe and disciplined
environment conducive to student learning.
OBJECTIVE 9: Educators will keep abreast of the development of
creative and innovative techniques in instruction and administration using those
techniques as appropriate to improve student learning.
: Technology will be implemented and used to increase the
effectiveness of student learning, instructional management, staff development, and