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The last several months have provided Texans with a clear signal that school vouchers will be a major agenda item in the Texas Legislature come 2013. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst came out strongly for school vouchers, and State Sen. Dan Patrick … Continue reading
On Monday, Governor Perry appointed former Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams to head the Texas Education Agency. Not surprisingly, some questions have arisen over what the regulation of the largest oil and gas industry in the nation has to do with … Continue reading
This column ran in the Waco Tribune-Herald on February 5, 2012. Three years ago, the Texas Legislature passed a law getting rid of the dreaded TAKS exam. It was replaced with an end-of-course exam called STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of … Continue reading
This column ran in the Houston Chronicle on February 15, 2012. Just back from his failed presidential bid, Gov. Perry has been urged by Senate Finance Chair Steve Ogden, R-Bryan, and by educator groups to call a summer special session … Continue reading