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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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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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Ken Moerbe’s Letter to the Editor, Nov. 29, 2012

Ken Moerbe submitted the following letter to the editor on Nov. 29, 2012.  With his permission we are including it here as a blog.  Our thanks to Ken! “After reading the reports of Governor Rick Perry’s visit to Waco on Tuesday, November 27th, I felt compelled to write this letter. I believe that for some […]

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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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Census Poverty Data Reveals a Troubling Trend in Child Poverty

The Census Bureau released poverty rates from the Current Population Survey (CPS) last month, revealing child poverty from 2010 to 2011 remained a steady high at close to 22 percent. But this is not the whole story. Also released last month was data from the American Community Survey (ACS), the only reliable, timely survey with […]

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