Monthly Archives: July 2013

State Board of Education will review CSCOPE

  Thomas Ratliff, a moderate Republican on the State Board of Education, announced today that the board will discuss the CSCOPE curriculum program at its meeting in September. And, he sharply criticized Senate Education Committee Chairman Dan Patrick for helping … Continue reading

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CSCOPE may get new life

  A Senate education chairman – even a self-styled educational “evangelist” – can’t singlehandedly repeal a state program, not with all the bullying and bluster he can command. I am talking, of course, about Sen. Dan Patrick, who a few … Continue reading

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No school marshals in Dallas ISD

  Freshman state Rep. Jason Villalba of Dallas has spent a lot of time bragging on himself for sponsoring the new, so-called “school marshal” law, a legislative response to the tragic Connecticut school shootings. So have many of his colleagues … Continue reading

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Rick Perry’s report card

  Now that Rick Perry has ended the governor-for-life speculation, this is a good time to start filling in the “Fs” on his education report card. He will be in office for another 18 months, but let us hope – … Continue reading

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