Patrick Responds to Committee Recommendation to Cut Cosmetology from Career Tech


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following news reports of a Texas Education Agency (TEA) committee’s recommendation to cut career tech cosmetology programs:

“Career tech is a top priority for me. I was very proud to pass Senate Bill 22 last session which creates a path for business involvement in education programs that lead directly to jobs for students who don’t plan to attend a four year college. My office has been working closely with TEA to expand career tech programs, and I was concerned to learn that a committee has recommended cutting cosmetology programs, which are extremely important to students and can lead to an independent income, as well as business ownership. Career tech programs are an increasingly vital aspect of public education and my office will continue to work with TEA to make sure these programs are top-notch.”