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WHITEKER: Farewell to public education system

by Mary Ann Whitaker, Hudson ISD Superintendent I must acknowledge and give credit to those legislators that have stayed the course in their journey to dismantle public education. They have promoted a perception that schools are failing — therefore, privatizing education via vouchers, tax cre...

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New A-F rating system earns an F from Friends of Texas Public Schools

John Tanner, a member of the Friends of Texas Public Schools board of directors and executive director of Test Sense, recently wrote a thoroughly researched paper titled “The A-F Accountability Mistake”, published by the Texas Association of School Administrators. In this paper, Tanner s...

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Texas ISD’s Outperform Their Charter School Counterparts on State Ratings.

7.41% of ISDs statewide and 18.23% of charter schools received an “Improvement Required” rating for 2013-14. The Texas Education Agency released the 2014 state accountability system ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses. The ratings reve...

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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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