Monthly Archives: March 2018

Trump’s Commission on School Safety shuts out students, educators

  Tens of thousands of students and educators from Texas – joined by additional thousands across the country – marched and rallied last weekend for the government to take reasonable steps to protect them from gun violence while they are … Continue reading

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That out-of-pocket school supply money really adds up

  Sometimes, we neglect to keep track of how the little and the not-so-little things add up, things like the money for which teachers routinely dig into their pockets to purchase supplies for their classrooms because their budget-strapped school districts … Continue reading

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More school funding or a political charade?

  A series of public opinion surveys, including two commissioned by TSTA and a new one by a pro- education group with business ties, make it clear that the vast majority of Texas voters want the governor and the Legislature … Continue reading

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Sponsor of gun law for teachers defeated in Republican primary

  One of the seven incumbent legislators unseated in Tuesday’s party primaries was Republican state Rep. Jason Villalba of Dallas, the sponsor of the law that allows a limited number of Texas teachers to be trained as “school marshals” and … Continue reading

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