Category Archives: Texas Association of Business

Ideologues promote ideology, not education or public service

  As a general rule of prudence, it is better to try to avoid a disaster than have to clean up after one. In theory, that may be what the Texas Association of Business (TAB) thinks it is doing now … Continue reading

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Worry about school funding, not test scores

  The state’s most prominent business group – which thinks excessive testing is more important to academic success than adequate school funding – is hyperventilating again. This time, it is because the Texas Legislature and some school districts gave a … Continue reading

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Patrick outlines plan to gut schools, local governments

  I doubt that Dan Patrick has ever had a bad idea that he didn’t try to make worse. First, he was trying to fool voters into thinking that he would lower school property taxes in a “swap” for higher … Continue reading

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Missing the point on school ratings

  Bill Hammond, CEO of the Texas Association of Business, was at it again the other day, wringing his hands over what he views as the lackluster performance of Texas public schools. This time, his forum was an oped article … Continue reading

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