Category Archives: Research/Reports

Come to this page to read research reports on issues of concern to the members and friends of Texas Kids Can’t Wait.

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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Legislator Report Card for 83rd Session

Check our our press release under the Media button on February 12, 2014, for information about the Legislative Report Card published by Texas Kids Can’t Wait.  The background research for this project was done by a research team headed by Dr. Randy Hendricks at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor.  We hope all Texans will […]

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Linda Ethridge: Grading Our State Legislators on Public Education

Linda Ethridge, Board of Contributors: Grading our state legislators on public education LINDA ETHRIDGE Board of Contributors | Updated 1 week ago In the fall of 1947 I entered first grade at Oakwood Elementary School in Knoxville, Tenn. I was lucky. I got to be in Mrs. Lane’s class. She was a wonderful teacher. She was loving, kind, […]

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Important Meeting

Texas Kids Can’t Wait will meet in Waco on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at 6:00 pm, at the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  The featured speaker will be David Hinojosa, lead attorney for MALDEF in the school finance litigation.  He will update us on the school finance case, as well as the legislative session.  You […]

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Money Still Matters by Bonnie Lesley

We invite you to download MONEY STILL MATTERS by Bonnie Lesley and published by the Equity Center.  Go to www.equitycenter.org .  Click on the book at bottom right-hand corner of page.  This publication documents the research not only on how money does matter in quality schools, but also the five areas where money is best […]

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Education Reform with David Sirota

Watch this video that exposes the influence of mega-wealthy corporations on education policy all over the country.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2LJzEuodZw

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Key Issues of “Save Texas Schools”

http://texasresearchinstitute.org/tppj/report/save-texas-schools-key-issues

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Equity/Adequacy Graphs

Click on “Issues” on the menu bar.  Then click on “Equity/Adequacy.”  You will find links there to a couple of documents:(1) comparison of funding levels of districts in McLennan County with averages of McLennan County, Texas, and Senate District 22–and with Glen Rose ISD.  (2)  Facts about School Districts in Senate District 22–the document we […]

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Interesting Blog about Creating/Exploiting a Crisis

http://blog.ourfuture.org/20121206/get-ready-for-americas-next-education-crisis?utm_source=wordtwit

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An Amazing Experience

I have been politically involved most of my adult life.  Texas Kids Can’t Wait is not the first organization that I have helped found, and I’ve been a member of many more. But I can tell you this.  I have never seen an idea become a movement so quickly.  We talked to a relatively small […]

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