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Being Accountable for Student Benefit

by John Tanner, Test Sense Many years ago, my father—also an educator—and I began a conversation about the purpose of an education. We went the rounds such conversations tend to do: produce citizens, create happy, healthy adults, etc. Those answers were philosophical and aphoristic. The...

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EDITORIAL: A Peek Behind the Curtain of Political Rhetoric on School Choice, School Funding, and Local Property Taxes

By Scott Milder, Founder Friends of Texas Public Schools Couple things you should know related to your public schools, property taxes, and the politics surrounding it. “School choice” sounds reasonable enough but it is nothing more than a happy, feel-good term serving as a cover for t...

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Diane Ravitch inspires a sold out crowd

Last night in Austin, Friends of Texas Public Schools was honored to host Dr. Diane Ravitch, the foremost authority on the destructive effects of high stakes testing and privatization. Diane Ravitch is an outspoken advocate for public education. Dr. Ravitch was the 2014 Friends of Texas Public S...

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Message for Texas State Senate

Dear Texas Senate, It is unfortunate that you feel the need to vilify our Texas public schools because your top campaign contributions come from folks who are determined to see vouchers finally pass. Condemning our public schools and casting harsh accusations of widespread failure is not only disre...

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