Monthly Archives: February 2016

Farney — the only choice for education in GOP House 20 race

  State Rep. Marsha Farney of Georgetown is one of a number of Republican legislators whom TSTA is supporting for re-election because they value public education, the only issue on which TSTA bases its endorsements. Farney is a former, award-winning … Continue reading

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An extreme extremist running for the State Board of Education

  The State Board of Education, as the whole country knows, has a history of attracting candidates whose idea of “education” is cramming extremist ideology into Texas curriculum and textbooks. Extremist, however, may be too mild a term to describe the … Continue reading

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How to drive the best researchers away from Texas

  Gov. Greg Abbott this week announced a new university research initiative designed to attract Nobel Laureates and other “distinguished” researchers to Texas universities. The goal, Abbott said, is to make Texas’ higher education institutions the “best in the nation.” … Continue reading

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Education “reform” group trying to unseat education champion

  State Rep. Mary Gonzalez of El Paso is one of the biggest friends and advocates that public schools, educators and students have in the Texas Legislature. She has voted to increase school funding and reduce standardized testing and, as … Continue reading

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