Monthly Archives: August 2014

Missing the point on school ratings

  Bill Hammond, CEO of the Texas Association of Business, was at it again the other day, wringing his hands over what he views as the lackluster performance of Texas public schools. This time, his forum was an oped article … Continue reading

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Watch out! Another “education reform” group is hatched

  They are calling themselves CREEED, another meaningless acronym for another ambiguous title in what I suspect is another entry into the misnamed “education reform” movement. This one, the Council for Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development, has recently popped … Continue reading

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Fighting the testing plague

  Sen. Leticia Van de Putte renewed the war on the testing plague yesterday. She vowed to significantly cut back on standardized testing in the public schools and give students more time to actually experience the joy of learning, rather … Continue reading

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Elected officials need to govern – for everyone

  I will give Republican Rep. Jason Villalba credit for this much.  He recognizes and openly admits that, sooner or later, the Texas Republican Party is going to follow the Whigs and other political dinosaurs into extinction if it doesn’t … Continue reading

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