Category Archives: school security

When you don’t want to pay for schools, talk nonsense

  There are many obstacles to public education in the Texas Legislature, and one is Sen. Don Huffines of Dallas, who opened his mouth this week in a committee hearing on improving school security and delivered nonsense. Nonsense, of course, … Continue reading

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Who is going to pay for more school counselors?

  In his recently announced school safety plan, Gov. Greg Abbott recognizes the potential importance of school counselors in preventing campus violence. But I wonder if he ever gave school counselors a second thought before the Santa Fe shootings. As … Continue reading

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Abbott has a school safety plan. Now what, governor?

  Gov. Greg Abbott has a school safety plan. Now what? More specifically, how is he going to pay for it? Or maybe more to the point, who is going to pay for it? So far, Abbott has identified about … Continue reading

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No school marshals in Dallas ISD

  Freshman state Rep. Jason Villalba of Dallas has spent a lot of time bragging on himself for sponsoring the new, so-called “school marshal” law, a legislative response to the tragic Connecticut school shootings. So have many of his colleagues … Continue reading

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