From the article: Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to give the failed congressional candidate the top job at the TEA has baffled everyone. Just to cut to the chase, Williams is the least qualified education commissioner on record. Traditionally, it has been a seat held by former superintendents or, as with his predecessor Robert Scott, a TEA insider. Not a former railroad commissioner with zero education experience beyond a blanket commitment to vouchers and charter schools. When Williams ran for the 25th Congressional District, his campaign website is devoid of any real mention of education: His biography deals solely with his time on the Railroad Commission: And his issues page talked about big government, border security, healthcare reform and the auto-bailout. The only reference to any education connection is buried at the bottom of his extended bio, where it notes that he was Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education under Pres. George H.W. Bush - a legal post, not a policy or leadership position.
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