Gov. Perry released a statement Tuesday, in which he called Education Commissioner Robert Scott "an integral part of raising the bar for scholastic achievement in Texas." Perry appointed Scott five years ago.


“Robert Scott has served this state and its school children tremendously during his tenure, always remaining committed to the principle that all children should graduate, and do so college and career ready. Robert has been an integral part of raising the bar for scholastic achievement in Texas, successfully implementing the state’s new accountability system and working with the State Board of Education to revamp Texas’ curriculum standards.

“His leadership was also fundamental in creating the Texas High School Project, a public-private partnership that created Texas’ first STEM academies and Early College High Schools. Robert’s experience and dedication have left a lasting imprint on our state’s education system and countless Texas children, ensuring a top-notch education for our students and their preparation for success in and out of school. I’m thankful for his service and wish him all the best in the future.”