Education

“You can’t grow your economy if you don’t have an educated workforce.” – Those words from Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick could not be more true. Texas is leading the way with bold, conservative education reform that ditches the idea of “college for all” and instead gives students and their parents multiple pathways to a career. Teachers, administrators and students must be held accountable for competent performance. The system should be free from undue bias, which can distort students' perspectives on the world they must interact with to be competitive in a global market.
Recently, Representatives Al Green (D-TX) and I, released the following statements after the House passage of the bipartisan Veterans Education Disaster Assistance Act, as part of H.R.
The bodies of nearly 100 people found at a school construction site in Sugar Land, Texas, have been determined to be the possible remains of African-American laborers, officials said.
You know that things are pretty screwy nowadays.  We have numerous ‘issues’ that our country is dealing with, and most of which weren’t caused recently.  American history hasn’t been taught in schools for several...
At a recent hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, on which we both serve, we heard disturbing news about foreign countries’ efforts to steal American technological secrets and scientific...
Today I introduced the Student Empowerment Act. This bill would expand 529 College Savings Plans to include K-12 elementary and secondary school expenses for public, private, and religious schools, including homeschool...
I announced that eight nominees from Texas’ Seventh Congressional District have accepted appointments to our nation’s esteemed service academies. 
Rice University Student Body President Justin Onwenu was born in Detroit, grew up in Alabama and moved around a lot as a kid. He lived in rural, suburban, and urban Alabama with his mom. 
 "When you look at the types of wages that apprenticeships and other career areas pay and the fact that you do not pay four years of tuition and you're paid while you learn, these other paths really need some additional...
I congratulated the winners of the 2018 Congressional High School Art Competition during an awards ceremony at The Art Institute of Dallas Monday night. 
Last week, I penned the following op-ed for San Antonio Express-News, urging Texas universities to protect the First Amendment and “challenge young people to engage with concepts that they have never seen before, including...
Almost nobody likes the term “fake news.”The establishment uses the term to refer to misleading information spread on social media.The establishment does not use the term to refer to war propaganda in the mainstream media....
The Texas Education Agency is starting the search for organizations to help school districts overhaul special education following a federal finding that the state had effectively denied students with disabilities access to...
The Trump administration plans to encourage colleges to ignore race in their admissions process, abandoning guidelines that called on universities to consider race as a way of promoting diversity, the Wall Street Journal and...
Texas has a proud history, and the names of Texas heroes—Sam Houston, Juan Seguin, and, my hero, William Barrett Travis—are still remembered and venerated by Texans. Two names that are often unjustifiably left out of this...
Here’s what you’re missing by not being on Twitter.Someone writes, “Private schools should be banned. The rich shouldn’t be able to buy their kids a better education. The fact that this *is* a controversial opinion says a...
Everyone should read this article who has one or more children (grand-children) in our public educational system.  America’s educational system has been transformed.  Unlike in the 1700’s, our children have learned less at...
A school district in Conroe, Texas, suspended a 12-year-old autistic student for allegedly “brandishing” an “imaginary rifle.” The teacher reportedly claimed to have felt threatened by the child’s gestures, according to the...
Last week, the Texas Education Agency announced its plans to spend $212 million over the next five years to fix special education in public schools. But what can the state do to help the students it excluded from special...
Alexander Hamilton was 21 years of age; Aaron Burr, 20 years of age; James Monroe, 18; James Madison, 25 years old. These young Founding Fathers, some of America’s most notable names, were college age when they stood against...
Almost 50% of millennials today believe that capitalism is bad and that ‘socialism’ is good.  Whereas 80%+ of boomers believe the exact opposite.  You might ask how this is possible.  The answer is propaganda, not facts. ...

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