Monthly Archives: April 2013

What good is a water fund without good schools?

  House Bill 11 deserves a watery grave. Yes, that is a bad pun for the water bill that was shot down in the Texas House last night on a procedural point. And, yes, Texas needs to start spending more … Continue reading

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A champion for school children dies; fight continues

  Demetrio Rodriguez, a sheet metal worker from San Antonio who became one of the earliest champions in the decades-long fight for equity in public school funding, has died at 87, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Rodriguez was the lead … Continue reading

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Voucher supporters don’t get it

  The members of the State Board of Education who dissented late last week when the board voted, 10-5, for a resolution urging the Legislature to reject private school vouchers, including tax-credit “scholarships,” were among the board’s more conservative members. … Continue reading

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There is real opportunity in public schools, not vouchers

  It still takes two to tango in the Legislature. That is, both the House and the Senate have to approve a new law, and the House recorded a very strong 103-43 vote last week against spending tax dollars on … Continue reading

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