Monthly Archives: November 2016

An economist with a realistic view of Texas and vouchers

  This is a short tale about vouchers and economists, one economist with an overactive imagination and little knowledge of public schools and the other with a more-grounded view of the financial and political realities of public education in Texas. … Continue reading

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A-F grading system is shameful

  The editorial board of The Dallas Morning News was wondering the other day: “Why does the A-F campus report card have superintendents in such a tizzy?” “Tizzy” may not be a strong enough word to express the outrage that … Continue reading

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Robin Hood needs some school finance help from the Legislature

  My state representative, Donna Howard of Austin, has pre-filed a piece of school finance legislation that probably would be very popular with local property taxpayers. But it won’t be as popular with the legislative majority or with Lt. Gov. … Continue reading

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School funding will require adult leadership

  As the next president of the United States tries to figure out what his new job will be all about, Texas already has a leader who is prepared to move the state forward. And one of his top priorities … Continue reading

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