Category Archives: teacher pay

Dan Patrick’s Happy New Year greeting to teachers…or maybe not

  I received my Happy New Year email from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick the other day. It was mostly a message reminding me of what a great leader he thinks he is and reminding me of his political priorities – … Continue reading

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Who pays a bigger price for public service? Judges or teachers?

  Texas teachers, it is time to cue in some sad music for Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, who is complaining that he is underpaid. “Public service…should not be public servitude,” he told a legislative committee, according to … 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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Dreaming of the governor’s six-figure teacher salary? Time to wake up.

  The political fantasy season continues. Now Gov. Greg Abbott is getting some nice headlines and TV exposure by claiming to be working on a way to give some teachers six-figure salaries. If you are a teacher who believes that, … Continue reading

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