Month: <span>January 2012</span>

School districts need standards, not a free pass

Here is some more information reinforcing TSTA’s concern about the new Texas Education Agency rule giving school districts a huge loophole for declaring financial emergencies in order to fire more teachers. As I outlined in my previous Grading Texas post, the rule was adopted by state Education Commissioner Robert Scott to help carry out Senate […]

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Creating a huge accountability loophole for schools

While Gov. Rick Perry has been out of state, making a joke of himself in Republican presidential politics, he has left it to others to deal with the $5 billionplus in public education budget cuts he left behind in Texas. Part of that task has fallen to his appointed state education commissioner, Robert Scott, who […]

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