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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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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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Patrick’s S.B. 2: Charter Schools and Home Rule Districts

Senator Dan Patrick is waging, clearly, a war against public education in Texas.  Evidence?  Well, look at the bills he has filed, look at his comments in press conferences, and, importantly, look who his supporters are, his co-advocates for destruction of the children’s schools!  There is a clear line from the Koch brothers to ALEC […]

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Texas School Voucher Scheme: Yet Another Blow Against Public Education

This blog is among the best I’ve read that explains exactly what it is that Senator Dan Patrick, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Gov. Rick Perry are doing in order to destroy Texas public schools–and why they are doing it.  Read it.  Share it with every Texan you know.  And call your legislators today to […]

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Stop the Race to the Top

Two teachers have started a Facebook campaign entitled “Stop the Race to the Top.”  They are suggesting that we call the White House and communicate with them our objections to the components of that set of conditions for states to get waivers from NCLB requirements:  adoption of the Common Core Standards; increased emphasis on assessment […]

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

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

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