October 17, 2007

Scott Named Texas Commissioner

Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed Robert Scott as education commissioner, a post he has had on an interim basis since Shirley Neeley stepped down this summer.

"Robert Scott is the right choice to lead Texas education system toward continued success and new benchmark achievements," Perry said in a statement. "With an unmatched record of service and commitment to Texas students, Robert has the experience and dedication needed to raise the bar in classrooms and make sure students receive a top-notch education that prepares them for success in and out of school."