Category Archives: poverty

A-F school blame game tracks student poverty, not school accountability

It is bad enough that state officials refuse to give low-income children enough support to succeed, but it is worse when they insist on blaming the kids when the kids fall short of the politicians’ expectations. That is essentially what … Continue reading

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The “best” school district in Texas doesn’t represent Texas

  When it comes to educational quality and student success, money does more than just talk. It screams. And I don’t mean just the money spent on education, although that is critical. I also mean the family financial resources available … Continue reading

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A lot of votes, including educators’, are being taken for granted

  If you are an educator or just about any other middle-class, working Texan, you can find a lot about government to complain about. Your local property taxes continue to soar. You may be discovering the added irritation and growing … Continue reading

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A-F grading system is shameful

  The editorial board of The Dallas Morning News was wondering the other day: “Why does the A-F campus report card have superintendents in such a tizzy?” “Tizzy” may not be a strong enough word to express the outrage that … Continue reading

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