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Make Education a Priority: Five Questions with... Scott Milder, Public Education Advocate

School priority month Q. As a public education advocate, can you share a little about yourself? A. I believe in and support the Texas Constitution and want the best for the future of Texas. These are the only two qualifications required to be an advocate for public education. Beyond that, I h...

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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 ...

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What great things ARE happening?

By Steve Risser So, there were some silver linings with the Primaries along with disappointments of course. We all recognize far too well that the accomplishments and achievements of public schools too often get overshadowed by political agendas, extreme public opinions and of course in the m...

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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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