Monthly Archives: May 2016

Elections have consequences for education

  Elections have consequences, and if we don’t keep reminding ourselves of this fact, someone else will – sometimes not very pleasantly. On a postive note, the defeat of Mary Lou Bruner in the Republican runoff for the District 9 … Continue reading

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Governor doesn’t want to “waste” more money on education

  Far from being a champion for more education funding, Gov. Greg Abbott has made remarks suggesting he thinks Texas and other states are “wasting money” on educators and school kids. On a stop in Midland to promote his new … Continue reading

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“Transformational education reform” gave us STAAR

  Anytime anyone uses the words, “transformational” or “reform” in reference to education, beware. Be extra careful if both words are used, and if the word-dropper is someone like Rod Paige, duck and cover. Some of you may not remember … Continue reading

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Trump just gave us a Texas reason to vote against him

  We really don’t need any more reasons to vote against Donald Trump. Our cup already runneth over. But here’s another one anyway. Trump announced today that, if elected president, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett will be on his … Continue reading

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