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The Three Way Attack on Texas Public Education; Part Three: Charter Schools and Vouchers

Third and final post about the three-way attack on Texas Public Education. Read More »

The Three Way Attack on Texas Public Education; Part Two: Immigration

Part two of a three part series related to the political attacks on Texas public education. Read More »

The Three Way Attack on Texas Public Education; Part One: Fiscal Responsibility

Part one of a three part series. Read More »

Keller ISD TRE: Let the Panic Begin

Public response to Keller (TX) Independent School District's failed Tax Rate Election. Read More »

Texas Public Education

Texas Public Education is a guaranteed right under the state constitution. The writers of the state constitution in 1845 realized the necessity of an educated and literate populace in order to maintain a civil society. As such, the founders established provisions to ensure funding for education that was considered adequate and appropriate for all school age students. In effect, the ... Read More »

Keller School District Tax Election Loss to Affect other Texas Districts

The future of Tax Rate Elections for Texas School Districts. Read More »

The Distractor Factor: Texas 82nd Legislature in Review, Part 2

Education becomes the center of attention for the state. Read More »

The Distractor Factor: Texas 82nd Legislature in Review, Part 1

The legislature began to realize that the current tax structure, put in place in 2005, was not sustainable in the long run. Read More »

The New Face of Education

How a four-year-old protests education cuts. Read More »

Just When You Thought it Was Safe to Stop Talking About the Texas State Legislature…

Texas Legislature Moving to Special Session Read More »