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Senators Wendy Davis and Sylvia Garcia

Our deepest thanks and appreciation to Sen. Wendy Davis and Sen. Sylvia Garcia.  These two principled and courageous women were the two lone votes against the proposed Senate budget.  They voted against it because it did not include the funds to restore the $5.4 billion cut from public school budgets the last biennium.  They think […]

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Texas Graduation Rates

Texas Ranks High Among States in Graduation Rates http://www.tea.state.tx.us/news_release.aspx?id=2147510173 The reason Texas looks better in this report is that for the first time they used the standard definition of dropouts used by the U.S. Department of Education (states were asked to do this so that rates can be compared).  The U.S. study determines the percent […]

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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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School Choice, Private School Vouchers, Parental Choice–On the Way? by Jim Dunnam, Oct. 18, 2012

Scroll down the page to find this blog:  http://www.jimdunnam.com/

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2012-2013 Cuts to Education Budget in Texas

The following blog is courtesy of Dr. Joe Smith at www.texasisd.com.  I encourage you to check this site out often, as he many times has the Texas education news first!  He is a great friend to all of us who advocate for equity and adequacy in school funding and against privatization of public schools.  Click […]

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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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Texas Kids Can’t Wait by Bonnie A. Lesley

Texas Kids Can’t Wait  by Bonnie A. Lesley When we were working on the Money Does Matter publication for the Equity Center two years ago, we called for political action at the local level to influence legislators’ votes in the 2011 session. Some groups were formed, but, for the most part, they operated quietly in […]

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