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.
As our nation begins to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I introduced a Senate resolution recognizing the work, goals, and achievements of more than 470 non-profit Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) throughout our nation...
I am pleased to announce that the Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding, will take place from July 26, 2017 - November 1, 2017....
Welcome to the Second Edition of this Special Session's Capitol Report.
During the long, dark, lamentable days of World War II, Serbians and Americans forged a bond in a secret mission that remained classified for almost 60 years. What was known as Operation Halyard became the largest rescue...
The focus on which bathrooms people can use is distracting people from a "disingenuous" effort to lower property taxes and and a school choice bill that would "cripple funding" for rural public school districts, he said....
To thunderous applause by school board members from around the state gathered in the Alamo City, the presiding officer of the Texas House of Representatives last week said that despite a laundry list of red meat special...
Over the past twelve months, there have been at least 60 peer reviewed studies showing that our present warming isn’t unprecedented or remarkable. Most people do not realize that we are actually living in a cool period,...
Contact your State Rep and Senator on PreK-4 funding. If and when a Special Session is called, State Reps and Senators will be asked to add $220 million dollars to the budget to fully fund Governor Abbott’s misguided PreK-4...
I supported the passage of H.R. 244, which funds the federal government through the end of the 2017 fiscal year, and includes funding for several education programs and priorities important to Texas:Education...
CampusReform.org reports that students at Salem College have presented the administration with an “ultimatum” regarding the intolerable atmosphere of oppression that exists on campus.This is how they characterize life under...
Thirty-four years ago, the Texas Legislature enacted a novel law requiring high school principals to register eligible students to vote. But many aren’t complying, and voter participation remains chronically low.
Every summer I have the great pleasure of welcoming some of Texas’ most promising young leaders to Washington, D.C for my Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program. This summer I was pleased to have 205 students from 47...
 The Texas House on Friday tentatively approved 130-12 a bill that would pump $1.8 billion into the public school system.
Throughout his ascendancy at the Texas Capitol, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has proven time and again the ability to adapt to the political environment. Unlike many in the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party from which he...
Please don't be distracted by the current "bathroom" debate in Austin. The more serious battle brewing in the Texas legislature's special session is between rural and urban Texas.
Science plays a critical role in the lives of all Americans. Every day, people around the world devote their lives to science and strive to advance our understanding of such complex subjects as human health and the...
I have had a lot of fun lately on social media talking about my favorite simple carbohydrate: Double Stuffed Oreos (DSOs). I am being transparent when I wrote that I love consuming these simple carbs.
Last week, Rob Wittman (R-VA), Gene Green (D-TX) and Allen Lowenthal (D-CA), and I introduced legislation (H.R. 2286) intended to advance the capabilities of two-year community and technical colleges to...
On April 1st Providence Catholic School held its Legacy Gala at the Hilton airport. Individual seats went for $100.00 and table sponsorships sold at $1,000.00. The purpose was to raise funds for the Catholic school.
How about this:Harvard University has released a guide to so-called fake news. That guide links to a lengthy list of offending websites, which includes TomWoods.com.

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