The most fundamental obligations of our schools is to teach our children to read and do math at grade level or above. Parents, students, taxpayers, and legislators have a right to know if our schools are teaching our students to read and do math at grade level. Now more than ever, Texans need accurate information about school performance, as taxpayers may be asked to invest an additional $5 billion per year—on top the $62 billion they are already spending—on public education.