Monthly Archives: January 2015

Texas students don’t need another test

  Although state Rep. Bill Zedler seems to be trying to swim upstream against a pretty strong current of public opinion, he has filed a bill to require Texas students to pass a civics test in order to receive a … Continue reading

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“School choice” is not a choice for many families

  For a long time, “reform” has been the most abused word in the political arena surrounding education, and now it has a strong competitor – “choice,” as in school choice. In the correct meaning of the word, reform describes … Continue reading

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Patrick: A huge problem for education

  True to form, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick used his inaugural address to mislead Texans about private school vouchers and “school choice” and then shamelessly abused the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “When it comes to school … Continue reading

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Abbott: A cookie-cutter education?

  An inaugural speech is not the place for a new governor to lay out policy details, and Governor Greg Abbott didn’t do that. But, in his prepared remarks, as he continued to talk generally about making Texas the “leader” … Continue reading

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