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Exciting Times for Texas Kids Can’t Wait

We, all of us, have made great progress in the year since we first organized Texas Kids Can’t Wait!  In fact, we have exceeded our own expectations. We have held numerous public forums to inform people all over the state about the inadequacies and inequities in Texas school funding, as well as the threats of […]

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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 Finance System Ruled Unconstitutional!

February 4, 2013 For more than three years I have been a consultant with the Equity Center, a consortium of property-poor school districts in Texas.  Once they made the decision to file suit against the state, yet again, for its inadequate and inequitable system, they asked me to write another policy paper on why money […]

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Happenings

On January 29, 2013, Texas Kids Can’t Wait co-hosted with the McLennan County Democratic Party a public forum on the importance of equitable and adequate school funding for all Texas schools and the reasons to oppose all moves toward privatization (vouchers, removing the charter cap, closing low performing schools in two years instead of six […]

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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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