Monthly Archives: February 2017

Educators need to make themselves understood – to everyone

  For a moment, while listening to a news report on an Austin radio station, I thought members of the Austin ISD school board may have been discussing a skin disease or an outbreak of head lice in district classrooms. … Continue reading

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If educators don’t hold legislators accountable for education policy, who will?

  Few, if any, people get elected to state office in Texas without the votes of many educators. That may sound strange for a state that ranks a miserable 38th in per-student funding, but it’s true. It’s why we have … Continue reading

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Educators and students need a shower from the Rainy Day Fund

  Some lawmakers in Austin brag with every other breath about being “conservative,” when in truth they are ideologues who simply want to blow up state government and let local property owners clean up their mess with higher school, city … Continue reading

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AISD has legal and moral obligation to all students, especially during immigration crisis

  While the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigrants continues to promote confusion and fear among many children of color – including many who are American citizens and lifelong Texas residents – school officials must remember all their legal and moral … Continue reading

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