Monthly Archives: January 2018

Campaign to intimidate educators from voting not likely to go away

  The Texas Public Policy Foundation, an Austin-based, “free market” think tank, has long been an advocate of privatizing education, creating more opportunities, not for school children, but for the entrepreneurs it counts among its financial backers. TPPF views government, … Continue reading

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School children are pawns in the governor’s game

  This being an election year, Gov. Abbott is playing a game of deception with the voters, and Texas’ vulnerable school children are the pawns. Actually, he has been playing a version of this game during his entire term, but … Continue reading

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Abbott’s tax plan disaster is another reason to Vote Education First

  For now, Gov. Abbott’s latest property tax proposal is little more than a campaign pitch. But it raises the stakes on this year’s elections because if the governor were to muster enough legislative votes to enact something like this, … Continue reading

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It is time for Trump’s enablers and apologists to call him out

  If any school kid had been overheard speaking half the trashy, racially-tinged remarks that President Trump makes headlines with, the child would have been suspended or transferred to an alternative, disciplinary campus. Unfortunately, there is no alternative White House. … Continue reading

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