Author Archives: kidscantwait

Charter School Funding Research by Moak, Casey & Associates

Courtesy of Raise Your Hand Texas and Moak, Casey & Associates: Texas Kids Can’t Wait earlier published a comprehensive study conducted by Dr. Larry Toenjes about the Texas charter school claim that they need additional state funding for facilities since, they allege, they are funded at $1,000 less per student than the traditional public schools. […]

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Texas Charter School Funding

by Bonnie A. Lesley Texas Kids Can’t Wait has been distressed for several years now as we have watched the Texas Charter School Association and some of its member charter schools repeatedly misrepresent the truth when discussing charter school funding.  They even lied to the Supreme Court of Texas when they filed their brief on […]

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Legislative Report Card for the 84th Legislative Session

Click on the “ISSUES” button on the menu bar to see the bills supported and opposed by Texas Kids Can’t Wait during the last legislative session.  The report has been updated so that you can also see which bills passed and were signed by the Governor (see cells shaded blue).  The second Legislative Report Card […]

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Do You Want School Choice or In-School Choice?

by Bonnie A. Lesley, Ed.D. Everybody needs to recognize that almost all charter schools are non-profit arms of for-profit charter management corporations. Those charters buy almost everything from or through the for-profit corporation, and that is how they make the millions that the hedge-fund managers and investors applaud! They would not continue to exist without […]

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Worst-Ever Attacks on Public Schools

I am old as dirt.  I was born in 1940. Do the math.  I lived through the recovery days of the Depression, World War II, the drought in the 1950’s, the Bay of Pigs crisis, Viet Nam, the assassinations of John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, 9/11.  Well, you know.  For 41 of […]

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Texas Public Policy Foundation “Misspeaks” When Predicting Higher Teacher Salaries Under Privatization

The Texas Public Policy Foundation, which is closely aligned with ALEC, Texans for Education Reform, and other groups determined to privatize public education, recently Tweeted:  “#SchoolChoice will increase average #Texas teacher pay.”  The following study, in response, was conducted by economist Dr. Larry Toenjes of Houston.  His source of data was the Snapshot data on […]

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84th Legislature: Bills Filed Relating to TKCW Goals

Please note that this list is tentative.  It includes bills filed relating to our goals, but we may or may not take a position on each one.  Also, the position we take may change if the bill is amended, or if there is a committee substitute.  The Legislative Report Card that Texas Kids Can’t Wait […]

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House Education Committee

Copy and paste for group email: aycockjda@house.state.tx.us, alma.allen@house.state.tx.us, dwayne.bohac@house.state.tx.us, joe.deshotel@house.state.tx.us, harold.dutton@house.state.tx.us, marsha.farney@house.state.tx.us, rick.galindo@house.state.tx.us, mary.gonzalez@house.state.tx.us, dan.huberty@house.state.tx.us, ken.king@house.state.tx.us, Gary.VanDeaver@house.state.tx.us Jimmie Don Aycock–Chairman. aycockjda@house.state.tx.us Phone: 512-463-0684 Alma Allen–Vice Chairman. alma.allen@house.state.tx.us Phone: 512-463-0744 Dwayne Bohac. dwayne.bohac@house.state.tx.us Phone: 512-463-0727 Joe Deshotel. joe.deshotel@house.state.tx.us Phone: 512-463-0662 Harold Dutton, Jr. harold.dutton@house.state.tx.us Phone: 512-463-0510 Marsha Farney. marsha.farney@house.state.tx.us Phone: 512-463-0309 Rick Galindo. rick.galindo@house.state.tx.us Phone: 512-463-0269 […]

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Texas 84th Legislature Senate Directory

TEXAS SENATE.   If you don’t know who your Senator is, go to www.texastribune.org/directory. Address all snail mail to Texas Senators at PO Box 12068, Austin, TX 78711. If you would like to use the email form on each Senator’s page, go to www.senate.state.tx.us.  Then click on the name of your Senator to access the […]

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Texas 84th Legislature: House Directory

If you do not know who your representatives are, go to www.texastribune.org/directory . If you would like to use the email form on your representative’s page, go to www.house.state.tx.us.  Click on the name of your representative and then click on the email button to access the form. To access Texas Kids Can’t Wait’s 2013 Legislative […]

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