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.
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The following is a letter I received from Donna Garner. Donna calls Arne Duncan out for using incorrect grammar while criticizing Governor Perry. Donna Garner goes on to explain how our Texas education standards are actually...
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I recently posted this article about a Seagonville High School teacher watching a kid get beat up right in front of him and not even calling for help. I also pointed out problems with school policy that allows for kids to...
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It is apparent that our Republican representatives have not listened to the cry of the many Texans who have asked to support the State Board of Education members. Instead this HB600 was passed that will hurt our SBOE...
Education budgets around the nation have become extremely bloated over the past few decades while education has not gotten any better. Below are three interesting statistics about money, grades, and Texas teacher to non...
In these lean budgetary times, Texas schools, and more specifically Texas teachers, are being targeted to balance our state’s budget, but does it have to be this way? The more than 1,000 school districts in the state of...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said he had a dream his children would grow up in a nation where they were not judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.I too have the same dream for future...
Over the last week, college seniors across the country attended commencement ceremonies where they were lauded for their educational accomplishments. Such events are a time of celebration for graduates, their families and...
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Fights happen at schools, right? Well this fight is different than your normal school fight story. A Seagoville High School Student (Dallas, TX) gets attacked at school and the teacher just stands there and watches the whole...
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The following plea was sent in from Donna Garner:The Senate floor vote on the Texas State Board of Education redistricting map may come up as early as this Friday, 4.29.11. It will be invaluable for the Senators who sponsor...
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A scant twenty two protestors including three MoveOn.org organizers waved their signs in front of Bill Brown Elementary in Bulverde, Texas on March 15. This is hardly a strong showing of teacher union sympathizers in Comal...
Leave it to Boston to send out permission slips to parents about their children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in the classroom. The letter a principal at The Edward Devotion School sent to parents read:Dear Devotion...
The following opinion article was sent in from the Republican National Committee and was written by Chairman Michael Steele. It was first posted on CNN.Washington (CNN) -- Fifty-six years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed...

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