Representative Marc Veasey from Forth Worth has introduced a bill that will weaken the 4x4 requirement by creating 3 paths to recommended and advanced degrees: A science/Math path that is 4x4, a Career and Technology path which requires 3 years of science, and a humanities path which seems to require no science or math!
Students, who always choose the path of least resistance, will vote with their feet, and the 4th year of science will probably not be implemented in many schools and districts. So, let's work to stop this train.
The path for this bill is: house committee, house vote, senate committee, senate vote, law, state board of education, implementation.
Below are the contact information links for the SBOE, Texas House, Texas Senate, House Education committee, and Senate Education committee.
link to your SBOE officer: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/sboe/members.html
House of Representatives: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/welcome.php
House Public Education Committee: http://www.house.state.tx.us/committees/list81/400.htm
State Senate: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/Members.htm
Senate Education Committee: Florence Shapiro Chair: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/commit/c530/c530.htm