Senator’s daughter still teaching, so far

Senate Finance Chairman Steve Ogden, whose committee has been trying to find more (but not enough) money for education and other needs, noted during a hearing this afternoon that his daughter is a teacher.

“She hasn’t been laid off yet,” he added, although he didn’t say where she taught or even if she taught in Texas.

I hope she keeps her job, and I hope many, many other teachers and school district employees keep their jobs as well. The number will depend to a large extent on how much success Ogden and his fellow senators have in convincing the House and the governor to quit trying to ruin public education.

In a cursory review of today’s news clips, I counted more than 800 jobs recently lost, some by attrition, in five school districts alone – Angleton, Calallen, Katy, Spring and Ector County. Unfortunately, the clips are full of similar stories every day.

While the Legislature grinds away, real people – a lot of real people – have their futures on the line.

One Response to Senator’s daughter still teaching, so far

  1. Hopefully this sort of story finds enough traction to remind the guys in Congress that they’re messing with the lives of real people.

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