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Do something, please!

There has to be a better way. In fact, there probably are several better ways to write public school curricula than the slapstick routine performed (once again) this week by that preposterously misnamed creature, the State Board of Education. Trying to rewrite history to fit your own narrow, ideological view of the world is not […]

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First things first

Yesterday’s blog item encouraging votes against Republican legislative candidates who support school vouchers prompted one teacher, Betsy, a voucher supporter, to ask me for a nonpolitical, “issuesbased piece” on my antivoucher position. This may not be what she is looking for, but, for me, the bottom line is this. The vast majority of Texas children […]

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Watch out for voucher candidates in the GOP runoffs

With the Legislature facing a shortfall next January that has been projected (so far) at anywhere between $11 billion and $15 billion, wasting precious tax dollars on private school vouchers should be one of the last things on any politically reasonable mind. The key word here, though, is reasonable. In four key (for teachers) Republican […]

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More about the mystery SBOE winner

George Clayton, the Dallas educator who upset longtime State Board of Education member Geraldine Miller in Tuesday’s Republican primary in District 12, remains something of a political mystery three days later. But he is beginning to emerge from the shadows. All the interest, of course, revolves around the fact that Miller, who was supported by […]

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