- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has chosen Michael Williams to head the Texas Education Agency as commissioner of education, it was announced Monday.
- Williams served under President George H.W. Bush in the U.S. Department of Education and is a tea party favorite in Texas.
- He will replace Robert Scott, who stepped down from the position in July after five years of service.
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A tea party favorite who worked for the U.S. Department of Education under President George H.W. Bush was tapped Monday to become Texas' top education official, and he'll take over just weeks before the start of major litigation over the way the state funds its public schools. ...