Month: <span>April 2010</span>

Boosting the Tea Party?

From conservative talk show host to state senator and, now, founding father. It must be difficult for Dan Patrick to keep up with himself. His latest political endeavor, which he announced this morning, is a new organization called Independent Conservative Republicans of Texas, or ICROT (an interesting sounding acronym) for short. Patrick lists himself as […]

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A lingering breeze from Katrina

It is always good to hear news about students excelling, even if the measurement is on standardized test scores. And it is nice to hear praise for public schools and their teachers, even when it comes from Gov. Rick Perry’s administration. But a Texas Education Agency study about the academic progress of Hurricane Katrina refugees […]

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Don’t forget legislative runoffs

The April 13 (next Tuesday) legislative runoffs are critical for educators and other friends of education, especially if you live in Texas House District 66 in Plano, District 127 in north Harris County, Districts 83 or 84 in Lubbock or District 76 in El Paso. You can vote early through Friday. TSTA has made endorsements […]

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Now, it’s time for the real experts to be heard

The Mexican American Legislative Caucus will have some real experts – not Wikipedia browsers – for its upcoming hearing on the State Board of Education’s attempt to hijack history and, unless stopped, the entire public school curriculum. Seems like some of the Rabid Right members on the SBOE were so uninformed they were frantically Googling […]

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