Monthly Archives: May 2015

Wondering what teachers think about STAAR testing

  Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, a Republican member of the State Board of Education from Dallas, is wondering what, if anything, the board can do to improve STAAR test scores. My immediate response would be for the conservatives on the board … Continue reading

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Heard the bad joke about tax cuts?

  Educators can appreciate tax cuts as much as anyone else, but they also know when they are being taken for a ride. The “tax relief” emerging from this legislative session will give a substantial break to many businesses, while … Continue reading

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Another way to bash educators

  Texas is a so-called “right to work” state, has been since 1947 and, in all likelihood, will be for many years to come. That partly explains the enthusiasm for worker-bashing that prevails among many state legislators and also points … Continue reading

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Students need real help, not labels

  The A-F grading system for individual schools, which the Texas House has now joined the Senate in approving, will stigmatize students – mostly low-income children – while doing nothing to improve performance. It also will make it easier to … Continue reading

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