Summer is coming to an end, and school is starting again. There is always hope at the start of a new school year for students and parents alike. Hope for a better year than last and hope for new successes.

The Texas Education Agency believes that the vast majority of our campuses, around 85 percent, are “meeting standards.” A little under nine percent aren’t “meeting standards,” or as the TEA would put it, “require improvement.” So, are the standards really being met?