If you really appreciate teachers, please send us personal notes, because we really do treasure and save them, but also support us in our efforts. Happy, well-compensated teachers with reasonable class sizes and schedules make for better educational outcomes and a better future for all Texans.
Texans have made some progress in dialing back the testing regime. But punitive, high-stakes testing remains the tail that wags the public education dog in Texas. No other nation emphasizes standardized testing the way we do.
Before the rally, I thought: I know, I know. My team lost and I’m supposed to get over it. Even if I can’t respect Donald Trump, the man, I must respect the office of president. I must celebrate a peaceful transfer of power and pray for the good of the nation. Now I am changed.
The very survival of our republic depends on an educated, engaged, and information-savvy populace.
It wasn’t long ago that we scoffed at people for “ad hominem” arguments. But now, we are in the age where Donald Trump is a leading presidential candidate.
Despite widespread opposition, efforts to take money from our public schools are up for debate in Texas again. Let's bury these proposals for good.