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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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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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First Shot Fired in Privatization War

On Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 10:00 am Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Senator Dan Patrick, Chair of the Senate Education Committee, will hold a press conference to lay out their “school choice” (aka “taxpayer savings grants” or “universal vouchers”) plans that are aimed at destroyed Texas’s public schools.  See this story:  http://www.texastribune.org/texas-education/public-education/dewhurst-patrick-announce-school-reform-legislatio/   Get ready!  We […]

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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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ALEC and the Privatization of Education

This blog not only includes some really good background information about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), but it also includes a list of corporations and organizations who pay big money to support them–and who support the concept of privatization of public schools.  You may be surprised as to who is on the list!  See […]

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

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

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