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Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...The Texas State Board of Education, a perennial hotbed of right-wing..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Braces Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...The Texas State Board of Education, a perennial hotbed of right-wing..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Texas <3 Teachers (Allegedly)
File under "chutzpah"
"...This just in, and we quote: "The Texas House of Representatives takes pride in its public educators,..."

March 23, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Teachers Eye Union Label
Four Texas Teacher Associations Fight for Members
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Feb. 28, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

State Budget Estimate Up, But Much Already Spent
Texas prepares for second half of grand bait and switch
"...As the Texas Legislature prepares to reconvene tomorrow, there's some good budget..."

Jan. 7, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Teachers Unions File Suit
Believe Senate Bill 1882 will lead to "charterization" of public school system
"...The Texas American Federation of Teachers and Texas State Teachers Association..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Perry vs. Texas Teachers
Is the governor standing between educators and federal stimulus money?
"...this means the federal government is trying to deprive Texas students of more cash, but his complaint is getting..."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas Fiction Science
The State Board of Education does its part to fantasize biology
"...But here's a bit of nonfiction: The Texas State Board of Education has just those two things...."

July 25, 2008 News Feature by Andrea Grimes

Teachers Want Books Checked at Pension Fund
TRS internal investigation isn't credible, union president says
"...memo" alleging impropriety and bad investment practices at the state agency that handles $102.4 billion in teacher pension funds,..."

Oct. 29, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Court Rules Texas School Finance Unconstitutional
Dietz says current system fails students, must be rebuilt
"...In a long-awaited turn for Texas education, Judge John Dietz today issued his final ruling..."

Aug. 28, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Texas School Solution: More Guns, Less Money
Post-Sandy Hook bill would put teachers in firing line
"...Last session, Texas cut $5.4 billion out of public school funding. And..."

Dec. 26, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

No Sex, Please, We're Texas
Progressive coalition challenges abstinence-only health textbooks
"...handful of conservatives who control the selection of the state's high school health textbooks is putting sexually active teens..."

July 9, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Texas School Funding
Still unconstitutional
"...terrible case of déjà vu. In 2004, he told Texas lawmakers that the state's public school-finance system failed to..."

Sept. 5, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Judge: Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional
Now what? Legislators, education advocates and think tanks respond
"...John Dietz finally released his ruling yesterday on the Texas public school finance system, it was no surprise to..."

Feb. 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Save Texas Schools Gets Back in the Game
Protesters call foul on education funding
"...Teachers, students, families and politicians gathered at the capitol today..."

March 24, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Will Texas Do Better?
As the 83rd Legislature slouches toward Austin, hope dances a two-step with apprehension
"...the arrival of the Legis­lat­ure with a mixture of Texas welcome and political trepidation, and the 83rd session, which..."

Dec. 7, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

The State's Schoolyard Spats
Perry, Dewhurst, and Gallego all have their own plans
"..."split tax roll" – allowing businesses to be taxed statewide at a different rate than local residential taxes –..."

April 9, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Dropping Out
Teachers Trade Low Pay for High Tech
"...The technology industry is posting a huge sign across Texas that says, `Help Wanted,'" Gov. George W. Bush declared..."

June 5, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools
The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?
"...but maybe not enough to travel back. That's how Texas lawmakers have treated the state's school finance system, and..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Five-Card Draw
It's still early, but the governor's race bears a closer look
"...in addition to all her other names. Secretary of State Roger Williams (whose qualifications for the office are confined..."

July 14, 2006 News Column by Michael King

The Last Don
Bob Bullock: The Crusty Boss of Texas Politics
"...most powerful -- and most feared -- politician in Texas. His longevity, volatile temper, encyclopedic knowledge of state issues,..."

Jan. 31, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Welcome to the 2015 Elections
That is, if you live in San Antonio, Bastrop, or Brenham
"...the air. A trio of special elections in Central Texas will decide most tomorrow...."

Jan. 5, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Nobody voted for it, but insta-teacher certification is now the law
"...Over strong opposition from teachers and teacher groups, the State Board of Education voted..."

March 5, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Been Down So Long
Piecemeal Relief Is Recommended for Retired Teachers
"...honors classes in TAAS scores. But like many young teachers in Texas' public school system, she saw her future,..."

Feb. 28, 1997 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Louis Malfaro and 18 Years of AISD Politics
The teachers' union veteran looks back as he moves forward
"...of trustees for the last time as president of teachers' union Education Austin. Four days earlier Drew Scheberle, senior..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
The state makes new rules to allow "instant teachers" into Texas schools
"...Texas teachers' organizations are hopping mad about last week's vote..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

On the Lege
The Lege solves school finance. Or not.
"...one day into the 79th legislative session, the entire Texas Senate threw its unanimous support behind an ambitious school..."

Jan. 21, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

March 2020 Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the Democratic primary?
"...Michael Cooper www.cooperfortexas.com ENDORSEMENTS: N/A..."

Feb. 4, 2020 News Post

She's Her Own Grandma
Carole Keeton Strayhorn – what a long strange trip it's been
"...waiting more than two months for the secretary of state to validate her voter-signed petitions, Strayhorn wasn't about to..."

July 28, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Education commissioner Shirley Neeley reverses her decision to make it easier to waive the 22:1 student- teacher ratio in elementary classrooms
"...classrooms. The announcement kicked off a flurry of snippy statements in which everyone accused everyone else of handling the..."

Nov. 5, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

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