Month: <span>March 2012</span>

A Republican refutes ideological nonsense

Unlike some of his colleagues, Thomas Ratliff, a Republican member of the State Board of Education, actually values the public schools. In a recent speech (linked below), he refutes much of the ideological nonsense that we have heard ad nauseam from the governor and most Republican legislators. The socalled “Moneyball” speech, delivered in Lufkin a […]

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It will take more than a court order to fix ed funding

Much has been written about the 500 or so school districts that have sued the state, seeking to force improvements in the school finance system. Expectations have been raised, but nobody can predict whether the Texas Supreme Court, which will issue the final order some months from now, will try to rescue the public schools […]

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