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Bryan Republican Named Chairman of State Board of Education

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN (AP) - Governor Rick Perry's appointment of Don McLeroy as chairman of the State Board of Education is drawing mixed reviews.

McLeroy, a Republican dentist from Bryan, has served on the board for the past eight years and is a past vice chairman.

One supporter called him a "solid conservative," while a critic labeled him an "ideologue" with an agenda.

Perry spokesman Robert Black says McLeroy is, "a principled leader who will do a great job."

The board sets policies for the Texas public school system, including setting graduation requirements, establishing testing standards and investing the permanent school fund.


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