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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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Who are the forces behind the school voucher push in Texas

Author: Brett Shipp, WFAA One of the fiercest fights at the State Capitol this session, apart from the so­called bathroom bill, is the battle over school vouchers. The showdown has become so divisive that one side is accusing the other of dirty political tricks. Few topics being discussed at t...

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The Law Does NOT Prohibit Public School Employees from Expressing Political Opinions

By Deron Robinson, General CounselAllen Independent School District Extending an unfortunate recent trend, Texas public schools again came under fire during the 85th Legislative Session. Many retired and current school employees have grown tired of this trend and have asked me what they can or can...

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