Monthly Archives: December 2015

Some holiday reflections on education

  Here are some observations as we prepare to catch our breath at the end of a long year and prepare to dive into another one. H – Hope. This is an appropriate theme for the season. Hope draws strength, … Continue reading

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New education commissioner tied to testing

  What kind of state education commissioner will Mike Morath be? Based on his record as a self-styled “reformer” in Dallas ISD, the best response for an educator right now is to expect the worst and hope you are wrong. … Continue reading

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Teachers continue to bail out school budgets

  Seldom at a loss for empty rhetoric, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was quoted in the Austin American-Statesman the other day as saying he will “continue to focus on making Texas schools the envy of our nation.” He should try … Continue reading

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For Trump, less education is more

  Please don’t blame school teachers for the blustery rise and, so far, staying power of Donald Trump at the top of the Republican presidential sweepstakes. But there may be a connection between Trump’s popularity and the education – or, … Continue reading

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