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Linda Ethridge: Grading Our State Legislators on Public Education

Linda Ethridge, Board of Contributors: Grading our state legislators on public education LINDA ETHRIDGE Board of Contributors | Updated 1 week ago In the fall of 1947 I entered first grade at Oakwood Elementary School in Knoxville, Tenn. I was lucky. I got to be in Mrs. Lane’s class. She was a wonderful teacher. She was loving, kind, […]

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Many Thanks to Karen Petree and Kelly McDonald

Karen Petree (County Chair) and Kelly McDonald (Ex.Dir.) of the McLennan County Democrat Party gave us a huge boost in the newsletter that they emailed recently to McLennan County Democrats.  Democrats from all over McLennan County will read this information and be better informed about the issues now.  The whole right side-bar of the newsletter […]

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Great News about the Litigation

The following story from the Dallas Morning News for Jan. 10, 2013, is one of the best pieces of news we have heard so far about the hearing on school finance that has been in progress since late October 2012.  The state’s report on the allocation gaps between low- and well-funded districts was completely in […]

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Many Thanks to Karen Petree and Kelly McDonald!!!!

Karen Petree (County Chair) and Kelly McDonald (Ex.Dir.) of the McLennan County Democrat Party gave us a huge boost today in the newsletter that they emailed to McLennan County Democrats.  Democrats from all over McLennan County will read this information and be better informed about the issues now.  The whole right side-bar of the newsletter […]

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Equity/Adequacy Graphs

Click on “Issues” on the menu bar.  Then click on “Equity/Adequacy.”  You will find links there to a couple of documents:(1) comparison of funding levels of districts in McLennan County with averages of McLennan County, Texas, and Senate District 22–and with Glen Rose ISD.  (2)  Facts about School Districts in Senate District 22–the document we […]

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Money Matters

Many people attending our public forums for Texas Kids Can’t Wait have requested a copy of the paper that I wrote in 2010 for the Equity Center, entitled “Money DOES Matter:  Investing in Texas Children and our Future.”  There are no more hard copies available.  I have, however, posted a link to the .pdf version […]

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