It is critical that funding for licensed mental health professionals be provided for districts throughout the state. Students with readily accessible emotional and mental health support are more likely to be better prepared for life after high school and become productive citizens.
In addressing extreme school violence, understanding the difference between mental and emotional health is critical. Contrary to popular belief, mental illness is not the root cause of the vast majority of school shootings.
A neutral law protecting everyone’s freedom is good for religious liberties and good for sexual minorities. SB 17 protects everyone’s freedom, and that’s also good for business.
Pedestrian safety dangers exist at the local community level, and it is local community leaders who have to address them and fund their solutions. To make meaningful progress, those leaders need to first understand the problems better.
This legislation, now being calmly pushed by political leaders who may appear reasonable, should be called out now for what it is — an insidious effort to intimidate voters, suppress voter participation and intentionally discriminate against Texas minority citizens.
Science and technology will continue making advancements in the production of food and the contributions farmers are making to ensure a stable food supply need to be understood and recognized by all of us.
How far will the Texas education bureaucracy go to protect the status quo? That’s the question I’m asking this session as the Texas Legislature races toward the finish line to overhaul our school funding system.
A public health crisis has emerged in Texas and across America as misinformation is leading families to opt out of life-saving immunizations. When we don’t immunize ourselves and our children, we endanger everyone who comes into contact with us.
This one change will solve numerous problems that plague our school and tax system that literally cause billions of dollars to be misallocated every year. We can and should be using precious tax dollars more wisely for students’ needs.
Fellow Texans, your access to ER coverage is under attack by Big Insurance. Now is the time to take a stand for your patient rights.
How we spend the first few years of our lives has dramatic implications for how we will spend our adult years. Early childhood is a time of learning and growth: physical, emotional, and intellectual. Universal Pre-K would ensure that all young children have access to spaces where their brains can grow in developmentally appropriate ways.
The best way to protect immigrant children with disabilities to keep them with their guardians. Family separation is a cruel policy with particularly harsh consequences for children with disabilities.