Month: <span>September 2011</span>

Public schools will be low debate priority

Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign encounters a new hurdle this week when the governor is scheduled to participate in his first televised presidential debate. News reporters chronicling the GOP horserace already are writing a lot about what to expert, what not to expect in terms of candidate tactics, who stands to win, who stands to […]

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Texas’ Pinocchio budget writers

In the interest of politeness, I am reluctant to use the word, “lie.” But if state leaders continue to deny that they slashed $5.4 billion from the public education budget, which took effect today, their noses soon will stretch from Austin to El Paso. The numbers in the worst public education budget that Texas has […]

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