TEXAS -- As teachers, parents and school administrators evaluate their newest report card, groups opposed to the A-F school accountability system are organizing to fight it.
Since last year, more than 50 school districts have been working to create their own "community-based accountability" systems.
“We believe in a strong accountability system, but we ask this question: To whom should we be accountable and for what?’” said Texas Association of School Administrators Executive Director Kevin Brown.
Education advocates say the A-F system relies too heavily on standardized tests.
During a news conference Wednesday, Education Commissioner Mike Morath pushed back on that notion and called the new system the most balanced Texas has offered.
Still, Brown said a community-based system would better serve communities.
“Such systems look beyond high-stakes, multiple-choice tests to meaningful assessments that have value for students, parents, and teachers, as well as measures what each community deems important in promoting college and career readiness,” Brown said.
Click the video link above to watch the full interview with Dr. Brown.