One of my top priorities in the Legislature is education.
We have many good schools, eager students and hard-working school personnel in South Texas and I am proud to advocate for them. Communities like ours recognize the importance of giving students a good foundation for building a career and a life as a productive adult.
That's why I was honored to accept an invitation to tour St. Mary's Academy Charter School in Beeville recently.
For those unfamiliar, a public charter school is a free, open-enrollment school that can adapt to students' needs, like focusing on college prep, a specialized field of study, at-risk youth, or getting dropouts back into school.