Monthly Archives: September 2014

Patrick outlines plan to gut schools, local governments

  I doubt that Dan Patrick has ever had a bad idea that he didn’t try to make worse. First, he was trying to fool voters into thinking that he would lower school property taxes in a “swap” for higher … Continue reading

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“Swapping” money from education

  We have known for a long time that Dan Patrick, if elected lieutenant governor, will continue his attack on public education, and now we know a little more about the hocus-pocus by which he intends to do that. Patrick … Continue reading

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When excuses about school funding fail, some people lie

  If you really want to do something, even if it is difficult, you try to do it. If you don’t want to do something, even if it is important, you try to avoid it with one excuse or another … Continue reading

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Trying to get away with murder on school funding

  The single biggest issue in this November’s election that will have an impact on Texas’ future is funding for public education, and many Republican candidates, including those running for the state’s top offices, are trying to get away with … Continue reading

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