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.
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
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I was pleased to see that, in the Presidential debate in South Carolina Monday night, Newt Gingrich came out in support of a proposal I presented in testimony before Congress on February 2011. It deals with the issue of...
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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...
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,...
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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...
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Competition is a staple of life in school. Athletic events, UIL academic tournaments, the performing arts, debate clubs, and farm and ranch contests all give students opportunities to earn credit toward graduation and gain...
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I recently wrote an article about the war that is raging against religion in America. From crosses being banned at historical memorials to the government banning prayers at funeral services of fallen soldiers, there is...
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...

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