Monthly Archives: December 2016

STAAR testing is about to get worse for kids

  Parents who have reached the breaking point over the state’s abusive, counterproductive STAAR testing regime had better brace themselves. The legislative majority has found a way to make the STAAR test even more stressful for their kids. Beginning with … Continue reading

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Want to save public education? Prepare to fight

  You may have seen the YouTube video loop making the rounds of Rick Perry, in a pink vest, mouth wide open, arms pumping, putting the goober in goober-natorial. The video from one of Perry’s appearances on Dancing with the … Continue reading

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Gov. Abbott clueless on special ed needs

  Parents of special education children who have been denied needed services in public schools may be hoping that Gov. Greg Abbott will lead the way to a solution. They better think again. Abbott finally made some public comments on … Continue reading

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Neglected special ed kids are the victims of elections

  Elections can have devastating consequences, and I am not talking about Donald Trump. I am talking about the tens of thousands of Texas children who have not been getting the special education services to which they are legally entitled … Continue reading

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