Monthly Archives: May 2013

Texas Kids Can’t Wait by Bonnie Lesley

“I worry a lot whether public schools will continue to exist in some states. Our organization, Texas Kids Cant Wait, has felt overwhelmed at times this legislative session about the sheer number of privatization bills, all either sponsored by Sen. Dan Patrick or by someone close to him. We have been battling a big charter.
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Texas students show dramatic academic growth during TAKS era

In this last full year of TAKS testing, passing rates on every single Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test at every grade improved dramatically since 2003 when the exams were first given, according to preliminary results released today by the Texas Education Agency. This substantial improvement occurred even as the passing requirements increased over the.
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Move Over, Koch Brothers: A Bigger, Darker Rightwing Funder Is Out to Destroy Public Education by Ruth Conniff

sos-save-our-schools It's "the most powerful organization in America that no one seems to know about." That's how Scot Ross, executive director of the progressive think tank One Wisconsin Institute, describes the Bradley Foundation. The Bradley Foundation, headed by Governor Scott Walker's campaign co-chair Michael Grebe, has underwritten a massive, pro-privatization propaganda.
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