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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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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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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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Happenings

On January 29, 2013, Texas Kids Can’t Wait co-hosted with the McLennan County Democratic Party a public forum on the importance of equitable and adequate school funding for all Texas schools and the reasons to oppose all moves toward privatization (vouchers, removing the charter cap, closing low performing schools in two years instead of six […]

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Money Still Matters: Investing in Texas Children and the Great State of Texas

Soon, very soon, the Equity Center will be publishing Money Still Matters:  Investing in Texas Children and the Great State of Texas, which I wrote for them.  I will post it on this website under “Research,” and the Equity Center will publish it on their site at http://www.equitycenter.org .  I hope you will read it […]

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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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Athletics May Be Our Secret Weapon

When we first began to talk about constituency groups who might be rallied to come to the defense of equitable and adequate funding for public schools AND against privatization schemes, we thought immediately of all those involved in public school athletics–the kids, their coaches, the booster clubs, the marching band, the cheerleaders, the drill teams, […]

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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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Public Education Spending

The following link will take you to a report from the Texas Comptroller’s office about spending in Texas for public education–something that lots of people are talking about this coming week when the court hearing begins in the case where 70% of the state’s school districts are suing the State of Texas due to inadequate […]

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Joe Smith, “Children Can’t Wait” (Oct. 1, 2012) from www.texasisd.com

http://www.texasisd.com/article_130920.shtml

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