Instead of supporting Texas teachers and their vitally important job, state officials have been removing resources from classrooms and shortchanging educators’ pay. Many teachers today are forced to work multiple jobs, just to earn a living.
In Texas’ federal grant application earlier this year, the Texas Education Agency admitted it spent $41.6 million less in 2017 than it did in 2016 on special education programs, and how the state was in need of an additional $20 million in special education funding.
A total of 710 people voted on the first day of early voting in the special election to succeed Sylvia Garcia as the Texas State Senator for District 6. Early voting continues through Friday, December 7. Election Day is Tuesday, December 11.
Larry Duncan, the former board president of the former Dallas school bus agency, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of tax evasion related to a bribery scandal, according to news reports.
As one pastor said, “We need our legislature to start speaking positively about our students and our teachers and our public education. We need them to be advocates and not opponents.”
As Texans struggle to pay their property taxes and politicians pledge to fix the “Robin Hood” system to pay for Texas schools, Crosby ISD, near
Experts say Dallas ISD’s enrollment has fallen after more children started attending charter schools.
Texas ranks near the bottom nationally when it comes to voter registration and voter turnout.
David S. Knight is the associate director of the Center for Education Research and policy Studies at the University of Texas El Paso. The Texas
When will Anderson and other state lawmakers step up and give Texas children the opportunity to succeed and give Texas homeowners a break?
Establishment politicians like Joan Huffman want us to believe – a few weeks before the election – they are finally concerned about the public education funding crisis. Austin politicians like Huffman aren’t telling you they created this crisis.
Matt Rinaldi says “our children deserve better,” and he’s right. We need Texas policymakers to take responsibility for educating and protecting Texas children, and stop protecting corporate special interests.
Texas schools may face a bigger budget crunch after this move.
The Texas Legislature has had plenty of time to improve education funding in the state. Why haven’t they?
State Senator Donna Campbell aggressively advocates for school vouchers over public schools.
Prioritizing school funding should be at the top of the Legislature’s agenda, but representatives like Matt Shaheen (R-Plano) continue to oppose adequately funding Texas public schools.
Don Huffines can yell at school kids all day long, but it won’t change his record of selling out their education.
According to the Texas Education Association, school districts will be graded on “Student Achievement,” “School Progress” and “Closing the Gaps.”