Monthly Archives: November 2012

How significant were the funding cuts?

  The absurdity of the state “leadership’s” neglect of the public schools was highlighted again this week during additional testimony in the long-running trial of the school finance lawsuits brought by several hundred school districts. This time Austin ISD Superintendent … Continue reading

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The bottom line for schools is funding

  If you try hard enough, you can design a poll to get just about whatever response you want. But even then, there usually is more than one way to read the results. Texas Families First, a group that wants … Continue reading

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Signaling another rough ride for public schools

  It is still early, but if pre-session budget-strutting by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is any indication, public schools will be in for another rough ride during the upcoming legislative session, at least in the Senate. The Legislative Budget Board … Continue reading

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How to make it tougher for jobless teachers

  Sometimes, it is an abuse of the word to refer to Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst as “leaders,” but call them what you will, they are at it again. With a long list of real-life, major … Continue reading

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