Beto O’Rourke wants to cancel the state assessment to give teachers “more time” with students

Meghan Mangrum

Democrat Beto O’Rourke has repeated one refrain in attempts to appeal to teachers and parents: do away with the STAAR test — at least for now.

O’Rourke pushed the idea previously and has frequently criticized the state’s emphasis on standardized testing and the lack of student achievement.