Blog Archives

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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Education Experts Rarely Allowed at the Policymaking Table

A hundred years ago I was the Associate State Superintendent for Standards and Curriculum in the great state of Delaware.  I got there just as the movement began to develop state-level curriculum standards for schools, so I oversaw that process. The Chief State School Officers is a national organization made up of the executive leadership […]

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A National Organization

Just as we in Texas are forming a statewide coalition of like-minded organizations to influence the legislature, people are at work across the country to form a national movement of educators, parents, and citizens in general to protect public schools from the privatizers and to ensure equitable/adequate funding, as well as to create a sane […]

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Taxpayer Savings Grant Program

All of a sudden there seem to be a lot of activities and documents about a proposed Taxpayer Savings Grant Program, which is nothing more than a voucher proposal to privatize Texas public schools.  We have posted information on Facebook about it, along with links to key documents.  To find that information on our website, […]

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Campaign for Our Public Schools (Diane Ravitch)

Go to this link to Diane Ravitch’s blog posting:  http://dianeravitch.net/2012/10/14/join-the-campaign-for-our-public-schools-2/

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Communities for Public Education Reform

I received yesterday an email from the Annenberg Institute about Communities for Public Education Reform, who are committed to many of the same goals that those of us in Texas Kids Can’t Wait are committed to.  Go to this link to read the story and watch the video.  Some great ideas!  http://annenberginstitute.org/commentary/2012/10/time-now-building-movement-educational-justice

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