Monthly Archives: September 2018

Don’t remove Helen and Hillary; remove STAAR from classrooms

  The latest assault on history by the State Board of Education majority was necessary to give teachers more time to teach, board members say. But there is a much better way to accomplish that goal than by removing Helen … Continue reading

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Abbott and Patrick love those increases in your property taxes

  Rising property values and property tax bills may be pricing you out of your home, but Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and their allies in the Legislature don’t care because your local tax bills help them do … Continue reading

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Abbott would rather chase ghosts than boost education funding

  The last time I checked, Texas was one of only nine states without a personal income tax, and it is not likely that Texas will enact one during the lifetimes of anyone reading this item because the political opposition … Continue reading

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Abbott “discovers” public education; must be election time

  Gov. Greg Abbott is continuing his preelection, “pro-public education” tour, making promises that most Texas educators and parents want to hear but aren’t likely to ever come to pass as long as Abbott remains governor. He had a recent … Continue reading

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