Monthly Archives: March 2016

Breaking classroom rules with Donald Trump

  As we already know, Donald Trump has rewritten the rules of presidential politics, at least for this season, although maybe not forever. An educator in California, meanwhile, is trying to make sure that Trump doesn’t end up rewriting the … Continue reading

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School privateers tried to topple House speaker

  They didn’t get a lot of media coverage, but two wealthy advocates of school privatization were involved in the unsuccessful effort to unseat House Speaker Joe Straus in the recent Republican primary in San Antonio. One was Alice Walton, … Continue reading

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A rural school district hangs on

  Are you a secondary school science teacher who prefers mountain views to fast food and Wal-mart? If so, you may or may not be interested in a job posted by Dell City ISD, which has an opening now, as … Continue reading

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Texas’ school funding ranked “worst” in the country

  One of these weeks the Texas Supreme Court will rule on the latest school finance suit. We don’t know if the court will uphold a lower court order for significant improvements in education funding, or if justices will merely … Continue reading

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