Month: <span>February 2012</span>

Time for Perry to build a real legacy

Seeking to restart his political life after his presidential disaster, Gov. Rick Perry is making public speeches again. And, predictably, pontificators are speculating about whether he will be able to “rehabilitate” his reputation. For Perry and his constituents, though, the main thing that counts now is not his political reputation, but his ultimate legacy. What […]

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Business group doesn’t get it

The Texas Association of Business has been one of the more influential interest groups in Austin for a number of years now, and I have no doubt that its president, Bill Hammond, and other leaders truly value the importance of a quality public education system. But they contradict themselves by propping up a governor and […]

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Stop the school cuts, sign TSTA petition

In case you haven’t heard by now, Dallas ISD has reinstated the teacher it outrageously suspended last week for daring to send an email to a school board member, taking issue with a board decision to lengthen teachers’ work days without extra pay. Joseph Drake (see my previous blog post) was to have returned to […]

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