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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.

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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Texans Go Without Healthcare While State Leaders Play Politics

Before the 87th Texas Legislature even convened, Sen. Nathan Johnson (D-Dallas) pre-filed legislation providing for the “development and implementation of the Live...
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What Happens If the State Doesn’t Expand Medicaid?

In mid-April officials at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services rescinded an extension to Texas’ 1115 Medicaid Transformation waiver. “e...

The Legislature Still Has Time to Pass These Bills, but the Window is Closing...

Every two-years in odd numbered years the Texas Legislature convenes beginning with the second Tuesday in January and ending 140 days later....

Opinion: Banning Taxpayer Funded Representation Would Disenfranchise Voters and Cripple Lawmakers

For years, local mayors, county commissioners, school board trustees, sheriffs, and police officers have been represented before the Texas Legislature by paid...

Is Texas Serious About Addressing Learning Loss?

Of the many problems for schools caused by the coronavirus pandemic, chief among them may be the loss of learning that students...

Texas Can Use Federal Stimulus Funds to Expand Broadband

As Texas public school leaders work through a variety of issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, one issue that seems to impact...

Will the Legislature Use the Federal Stimulus to Help Children, or to Plug Holes...

Last week President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 which provides $1.9 trillion in federal stimulus...

Off the Grid: The High Cost of Texas Trying to Go It Alone

While each state has its own orientation about their state identity, Texans may be above the rest in their focus on statehood....

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