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Teachers didn’t get the biggest pay day from the Legislature

Yes, the Texas Legislature gave teachers a pay raise, which may be worth a few thousand dollars a year on the high end to some teachers and less to others, depending on decisions by their individual school districts. We hope … Continue reading

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The Legislature did little to curb STAAR

With the lion’s share of attention focused on school funding and property tax relief during the recent legislative session, one of the most-hated features of our public schools – the STAAR testing regime – was allowed to tighten its stress-inducing … Continue reading

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Unfortunately, no one will “lavish” a pay raise on teachers

Does anyone know anyone in the teaching profession, at least in Texas, who believes he or she is lavishly paid? Yes, it’s a stupid question. The reason I ask is because I saw a story in a major Texas newspaper … Continue reading

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IDEA charters: Where students become customers

This may sound strange, but I want to give Rolando Posada, a regional director for the IDEA charter chain, a little credit, but not for trying to shutter untold numbers of neighborhood public schools in San Antonio and a growing … Continue reading

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