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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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An Amazing Experience

I have been politically involved most of my adult life.  Texas Kids Can’t Wait is not the first organization that I have helped found, and I’ve been a member of many more. But I can tell you this.  I have never seen an idea become a movement so quickly.  We talked to a relatively small […]

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Pearson Influence on Education

This company has a contract for $500,000,000, yes, one-half BILLION dollars, for testing in Texas.  Read what else they control:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-singer/pearson-education-new-york-testing-_b_1850169.html

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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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It’s Sad, Very Sad

Have you thought about how very sad it is that the State of Texas is using our taxpayer money to fight against the interests of the vast majority of TEXAS children who attend schools in districts that are inadequately and inequitably funded?  It’s very sad!  The State of Texas ought always to be on the […]

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Texas Graduation Rates

Texas Ranks High Among States in Graduation Rates http://www.tea.state.tx.us/news_release.aspx?id=2147510173 The reason Texas looks better in this report is that for the first time they used the standard definition of dropouts used by the U.S. Department of Education (states were asked to do this so that rates can be compared).  The U.S. study determines the percent […]

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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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