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.
The 83rd Texas Legislature kicked off its very first day in session Tuesday with legislators being sworn in surrounded by family, friends, and supporters. State Rep. David Simpson withdrew his candidacy for Speaker of the...
In the 70 percent of Texas public schools where a private curriculum has been installed, students are learning the “fact” that “Allah is the Almighty God,” charge critics of a new online curriculum that already is facing...
Pictured, from left, are: Sen Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn; Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)President Obama today signed into law the...
America’s devastating loss to Obama a couple weeks ago has prompted a lot of discussion about how the Republican Party moves forward from here. The talk of dropping social conservatism is the most disturbing to me. Social...
As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. This includes our education system where, according to the Comptroller's 2010-2011 FAST report, 60% of the State's general revenue is spent. However, Texas has a big problem...
Earlier this year, the Democrats and the liberal media created a mythological Republican war against women when George Stephanopoulos of ABC News asked Governor Mitt Romney in one of the primary presidential debates about...
The nomination process for U.S. Service Academy selection begins in the spring semester of a student’s junior year. In order to begin the process with my office, please send a letter to my District Office expressing your...
Texas State Representative James White, a former educator, has released a statement calling out Sandy Kress, an architect of NCLB, for saying that Texas is squealing after the federal government released a report about Texas...
I announced today that 185 students from 22 area high schools have recently completed successful participation in the 2012 Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program.I offer the Leadership and Growth Program in Washington,...
large_Entrance.jpeg
It is an honor to be with you here this evening and discuss the important role that your institution plays in addressing the critical shortage of skilled workers in our state. TSTC has a long and distinguished history in...
As Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, Jerry Patterson is tasked with a wide variety of responsibilities to the people of Texas. Many of these responsibilities are not well known so I sat down with Commissioner...
JD Salinger’s classic, Catcher in the Rye, and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird are now on the path to extinction in many American classrooms to be replaced with informational texts featuring heart...
Conservative talk show host Mark Davis interviewed Dallas author and TexasGOPVote blogger Debbie Georgatos, one week before Election Day 2012, about her new book Ladies, Can We Talk? America Needs Our Vote! You can...
This article from the Canada Free Press clearly articulates my innermost feelings about what happened to America on November 6, 2012.An ignorant, brainwashed, selfish, electorate who believed the lies, smears and racial...
Last night I attended a meeting at King Street Patriots in Houston where the topic was talking to minorities about conservative and Republican principles. During the meeting I met Kira Davis and learned about her battles as...
Congratulations to the University of Texas on its receipt of an $18.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create and lead a nanosystems engineering research center. The new research center, called...
I look forward to visiting with my neighbors and their children at the "Back to School" Congress after Hours before I head back to Washington. As always, I look forward to reporting back to the people I represent and hearing...
This summer I was delighted to host 185 students from 22 area high schools in Washington, DC for the Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program. Every summer in June and July, students at the high school level are given the...
Today I am joining Texas State Representative Wayne Christian in his request to assist Charlie Garza SBOE District 1 from El Paso. Garza is being considered for the position of Texas Education Commissioner. As Wayne...
With the head of Mises Canada. (When I move into my new office space in town I’ll be able to stream better; at my present location it’s a miracle I can get high-speed Internet at all.)Originally posted on TomWoods.com

Pages

 

© 2015 TexasGOPVote  | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy