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Oct 17 2013

Standing with Wendy Davis: A champion for public education

The Texas American Federation of Teachers this week endorsed State Sen. Wendy Davis in her run for Texas Governor. “When we offer to stand with a candidate and work for their election, we spend an enormous amount of time looking at their positions on education issues to ensure they will be effective leaders in developing …

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May 13 2013

School cuts bother Hispanics

Hispanic Texans in the three major border population centers have a strong, personal connection to their public schools. They believe they and their children were personally hurt by the $5.4 billion in state budget cuts two years ago. wood working pdf These are among the findings of a new Latino Decisions survey commissioned by the …

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Apr 01 2013

American History bill: Aiming for a more inclusive curriculum

National studies reveal that American universities falter at civic education, having forgotten Jefferson’s warning that any country expecting to be both “ignorant and free” expects “what never was and never will be.” Happily, Texas, since 1955, has required collegiate courses in American history. Unhappily, this requirement is not always followed. To correct this through clarifying …

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Feb 27 2013

TSTA: The real Florida story – Jeb Bush promotes school privatization; students do not benefit

Although former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush may be hailed as an education “reformer” when he testifies today before the Senate viagra canada Education Committee, he is not a reformer. He is, instead, an outspoken advocate of school privatization, intent on further enriching corporate donors to his pseudo-educational foundation. And, based on the facts in Florida, …

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Jan 30 2013

Texas Lottery Funds Education

The Texas Lottery Commission announced that lottery sales revenue transfers to the state’s Foundation School Fund have now surpassed the $15 billion mark. The December revenue transfer of buy viagra online pharmacy $96.7 million brought the total amount generated for the Foundation School Fund since 1997 to $15.08 billion. “$15 billion for Texas education is …

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