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Are Unions Educational Kryptonite?
New doc pins school failures on unions
"...schools as struggling through a crisis created by intractable teachers' unions. His solution? Bust the unions and expand charter..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...2,403 citizens had voted early in the District 48 state House election – 2.43% of registered voters. At this..."

Jan. 13, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...April 17. Emphasizing the property-tax reform mandated by the state Supreme Court, Perry said he wants the Lege "to..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature

You're Only Cheating Yourself
Texas tries to stop test cheating ... by teachers
"...shouldn't have to say this to a bunch of teachers, but here it is: no cheating!..."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...practitioners has filed suit in Travis Co. against the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners for requiring that..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature

News Ticker: October 22
All the news that's fit to blog
"...• As with that creeping, undefinable crud currently colonizing..."

Oct. 22, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

On the Lege
Lawmakers accomplish what they failed to do so many times – approve a new education funding package that doesn't look half bad on paper
"...cut school property taxes 33% over two years, give teachers a $2,000 pay raise, and provide an average 4%..."

May 19, 2006 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
Guv's '65 Percent' mandate called arbitrary and a distraction
"...his appointee, Education Commissioner Shirley Neeley, to overhaul the state's financial accountability system for school districts. That includes the..."

Aug. 26, 2005 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Point Austin: Pointed Questions for 2006
When the Lege comes back to school, will they have done their homework?
"...that he believes "intelligent design" should be taught in Texas schools as an acceptable alternative to Darwinian biological theory...."

Jan. 13, 2006 News Column by Michael King

The Education of Greg Abbott
Attorney general in hot water over school plan
"...families and those from middle-class homes." Scarcely a radical statement: In fact, the Abbott campaign could have cited work..."

April 11, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fed School Funding
Teachers' unions say Race to the Top places too much emphasis on testing
"...While legislatures and school districts in other states rush to comply with the application terms of the..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

If You Can't Stand the Heat ...
Republican Jill Warren is behind in the polls and going negative on her Democratic opponent Ann Kitchen, in the race for House District 48 in Travis County.
"...a peep from the campaigns of the only contested state legislative race in the city. Democrat Ann Kitchen and..."

Oct. 13, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Tax Holiday The Tax-Free Weekend, better known as the Texas sales-tax holiday, is this weekend: Aug. 15-17. The idea..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• NEW REGIONAL GROWTH STUDY Envision Central Texas released a study this week (available at www.envisioncentraltexas.org) documenting..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...and "arbitrarily acted on incomplete information." Cornelius will be reinstated with back pay. – Justin Ward..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• Teachers' unions are suing Austin Independent School District to block..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
The Race for District 48
"...Texas Federation of Teachers..."

March 3, 2000 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce joined the Real Estate Council of Austin in opposing a retail size cap..."

Dec. 5, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Schools: Under Siege
School districts around the state remember the Alamo
"...Kuhn of Perrin-Whitt Consolidated Independent School District in North Texas wrote, "I am besieged, by a hundred or more..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Out of the Race to the Top
Legislators, educators respond to lost federal funds
"...in federal Race to the Top education funds, both teachers' bodies and legislators have weighed in on his decision...."

Jan. 14, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Human Rights Are Indivisible
International Human Rights Day activities in Austin strung together workers' rights, social services, and Texas' awful death penalty.
"...Health and Human Services Commission, distributing information about the state's determination to transfer its responsibility for vulnerable Texans to..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Red Team Comeback?
Races south, west of town too close for Democrats' comfort
"...The ultimate goal for Texas Democrats is to flip the Texas House in November..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Dis-Harmony From the Right
Austin ISD gets caught in right-wing fight over Turkish programs
"...Texas Republicans are infamously fond of religious charter schools –..."

July 15, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Watchdog group Campaigns for People releases newest findings
"...corporate money dictates the actions (or inactions) of the Texas Legislature, along comes more proof. The newest findings, released..."

June 10, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Mr. Woods Goes to Washington
UT grad student John Woods has a few ideas about reasonable gun control
"...Over the last two Texas legislative sessions, Woods has become a recognizable face at..."

Dec. 28, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Bill of the Week
Bill by Rep. Eddie Rodriguez would support community schools
"...called community schooling. That's when the whole community – teachers, families, nonprofits, local government – work together to make..."

March 6, 2015 News Column by Richard Whittaker

29 Fisher Contributors Over $5,000
"...$50,000 Texas Trial Lawyers Association PAC..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature

Happenings
"...MARINE EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON Service members welcome! E-mail to RSVP. 10:30am. American..."

May 30, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...open air with the people who have children in Texas public schools." – The well-known commie pinkos at the..."

March 5, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Dec. 31-Jan. 6
"...features a talk on the Best Tent Camping in Texas: How Car Campers Can Avoid RVs, Concrete Slabs, and..."

Jan. 1, 2010 News Feature

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