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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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84th Legislature: Bills Filed Relating to TKCW Goals

Please note that this list is tentative.  It includes bills filed relating to our goals, but we may or may not take a position on each one.  Also, the position we take may change if the bill is amended, or if there is a committee substitute.  The Legislative Report Card that Texas Kids Can’t Wait […]

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Education Reform with David Sirota

Watch this video that exposes the influence of mega-wealthy corporations on education policy all over the country.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2LJzEuodZw

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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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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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The Truth about Vouchers (Taxpayer Savings Grants, etc.)

The Truth about Vouchers! There is more good information and analysis and resources in Julian Heilig’s blog posts about vouchers than you can find almost anywhere, so you may wish to bookmark this site.  It is just excellent, splendid, awesome, wonderful–all those superlatives!  http://cloakinginequity.com/category/vouchers/

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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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Taxpayer Savings Grant Program

All of a sudden there seem to be a lot of activities and documents about a proposed Taxpayer Savings Grant Program, which is nothing more than a voucher proposal to privatize Texas public schools.  We have posted information on Facebook about it, along with links to key documents.  To find that information on our website, […]

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Stop the Race to the Top

Two teachers have started a Facebook campaign entitled “Stop the Race to the Top.”  They are suggesting that we call the White House and communicate with them our objections to the components of that set of conditions for states to get waivers from NCLB requirements:  adoption of the Common Core Standards; increased emphasis on assessment […]

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