Monthly Archives: July 2017

Unlock the Rainy Day Fund for educators, retirees

  If teachers are going to get a pay raise and education retirees are going to get any meaningful relief from health care costs, Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick and the Senate majority are going to have to quit hoarding … Continue reading

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Taking teachers for granted with a fake pay “raise”

  The fake teacher “pay raise” bill that the full Senate will vote on this week, perhaps today, is a product of an alternate universe, where trickery trumps reality and inhabitants believe they can take teachers’ votes for granted. After … Continue reading

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Education, not ideology, drives business

  Even when Texas was leading the nation in job creation while Rick Perry was governor, the political hype about the so-called “Texas miracle” was overblown, particularly since Texas also led the nation in the percentage of residents without health … Continue reading

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Abbott, Patrick trying to hide their true, anti-education colors

  As I hope most of you have figured out by now, neither Gov. Greg Abbott nor Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has any intention of raising teacher pay or retiree benefits during the special legislative session because neither is proposing … Continue reading

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