Monthly Archives: September 2017

Straus under attack for promoting Texas instead of the political fringe

  A fringe group of Republicans – including super-wealthy right-wingers who want to turn public education and the rest of state government into a cash cow of privatization – are trying to convince local GOP governing committees around the state … Continue reading

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After Harvey, school finance fix is more urgent than ever

  Hurricane Harvey did more than destroy homes and schools. It also wiped out billions of dollars in taxable property values and made it even more urgent for the Legislature to begin work on drafting a new school finance system. … Continue reading

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Robert E. Lee? OK, but what about James Bowie?

  Dallas ISD is one of the latest school districts to go through the controversial process of erasing the names of slavery defenders from its schools. A difficult part that process is deciding where to stop. The old South, including … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Respect for life applies to the Dreamers

  Perhaps the most interesting response to President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the immigration haven for about 800,000 young people, has come from Pope Francis. Like TSTA and milllions of Americans, the Pope believes the decision was a mistake. … Continue reading

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