Like the other contributors to this book, the purpose of this brief review is to examine the arguments for and against the Texas accountability system as it promotes equity and social justice for students of color and those living in poverty. However, unlike most of the other authors, I do not represent one of the voices of the academy. Instead, I enter into this discussion, to offer a perspective that comes from the field, at least from my viewpoint as someone who was a teacher for 13 years and a school principal for 8 years.