Category Archives: Austin ISD

Is school finance study commission the real thing…or a charade?

  We soon will learn whether the Texas Commission on Public School Finance will live up to its name or merely be another charade concocted by Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Will it actually make recommendations to … Continue reading

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Taking Confederate names off schools is not denying history

  Austin ISD’s announcement that it will rename several more schools that have long carried names associated with the Confederacy has fanned more controversy over how we address that period of  our country’s history. Intentionally or not, some protesters to … Continue reading

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Educators need to make themselves understood – to everyone

  For a moment, while listening to a news report on an Austin radio station, I thought members of the Austin ISD school board may have been discussing a skin disease or an outbreak of head lice in district classrooms. … Continue reading

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AISD has legal and moral obligation to all students, especially during immigration crisis

  While the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigrants continues to promote confusion and fear among many children of color – including many who are American citizens and lifelong Texas residents – school officials must remember all their legal and moral … Continue reading

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