Monthly Archives: May 2016

School kids need more than wishful thinking

  Just for fun, let’s pretend we are members of the Texas Supreme Court and indulge in a little wishful thinking. Let’s close our eyes for a minute and hope that Dan Patrick resigns as lieutenant governor to begin a … Continue reading

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Education commissioner doesn’t think STAAR is a problem

State Education Commissioner Mike Morath may have been embarrassed by the well-publicized glitches in the administration of many STAAR tests this spring, but he apparently still likes the wasteful testing regime. In an interview with Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith … Continue reading

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Another attempt to rewrite Texas history

  Cynthia Dunbar did the school children of Texas a huge favor when she voluntarily retired from the State Board of Education several years ago. But she hasn’t retired her viewpoint that the only aspects of Texas and American history … Continue reading

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Dan Patrick: schoolyard bully

  My recollection is that Texas voters in 2014 elected Dan Patrick lieutenant governor, not bully-in-chief. But the super-charged ideologue with an ego to match can’t help himself. A couple of weeks ago Patrick was publicly bullying a county judge … Continue reading

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