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Charles Luke, Ed.D.

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Dr. Charles Luke has over 30 years experience in business development, non-profit and education-related work. A former Texas public school superintendent, Dr. Luke is a strong advocate for education throughout the State of Texas. He is the Director of the Coalition for Education Funding; Co-Director of Pastors for Texas Children – a statewide public education advocacy group; and the Coordinator for the Coalition for Public Schools - a public school advocacy coalition including over 40 of the state’s largest school advocacy organizations.

School Safety A Primary Concern For All

With the recent uptick in school shootings, there is no question that school safety is paramount in the thoughts of parents, educators,...

Should Texas Be Considering Vouchers In The Light Of Public School Improvement?

With Texas’ public school ratings improving dramatically this year it seems like the privatization of those schools through vouchers would be a...

Why Vouchers Are Bad for Business

When Governor Abbott came out in favor of private school vouchers in early May, he revived a subject that has been a topic of...

A Tribute To A Teacher

My wife Carmen Grider Luke retired from teaching public school this year.  During her career I have watched as the job...

Is Texas Still Losing Money Over Medicaid?

Last Friday, the Biden administration decided to drop litigation against the State of Texas over Medicaid safety net funds for the state’s uninsured...

Will Texas State Leaders Continue to Propose Failed Voucher Schemes?

Earlier this week, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick released his 2022 Interim Legislative Charges for thirteen different legislative committees around a number...

Will the Supreme Court Defund Public Schools?

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is set to hear Carson v. Makin today (December 8, 2021) – a potential...

What Do Masks, Library Books, Critical Race Theory, and Transgender Rights Have in Common?

What do masks, library books, critical race theory (CRT), and transgender rights have in common? While this may sound like the beginning...

Will Virtual Schools Finally Pass the Texas Legislature?

With the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreading more and more, many are concerned that schools might be an incubator for the...

Does Medicaid Expansion Still Have a Fighting Chance?

In May 2021, Texas legislators denied the expansion of Medicaid benefits to over one million poor Texans. The story behind why is...

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