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The Legislature’s top priority? Well, it’s not education.

According to the headline, public education was the Texas Legislature’s top priority this session. It ran over a column written by Rep. Charles Schwertner (R-BobPerryPAC) and was published this week in The Cameron Herald and other area newspapers I suspect. … Continue reading

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Rick-o-nomics and other examples of hypocrisy

Below, I’ve copied the essential parts from the weekly Texas Democratic Party’s Leadership Memo. Included are links to news clips, information on our worsening budget crisis, a legislative update, news on the big rally in Austin tomorrow and talking points. … Continue reading

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No train wreck here

I suppose that most people haven’t really thought about what’s going on at the State Capitol these days, or what it could mean to them. I don’t mean you — the people who read this blog or the other stuff … Continue reading

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Yay! We’re #1 (for executions)!

A few weeks ago, I compiled some numbers for us to consider as we looked at this scary new budget our state legislature is contemplating. Yesterday, the Texas Tribune published a story detailing the results of a study by the … Continue reading

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And now a word from the TDP …

For those of you who have asked that I keep you armed with Talking Points for those times you get into a hot and heavy debate with your Tea Party Republican friends … here you go! … from the Texas … Continue reading

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Look on the bright side. Old folks and poor people will find it MUCH harder to vote!

Boy, the bad news is all over the place. Because of cuts in public education funding, Texas school districts may have to lay off as many as 100,000 teachers next fall. Because our leaders believe we’d just rather not think … Continue reading

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Red State Teacher

A friend just posted this on Facebook and I’m re-posting it here in preparation for my next post. (We’re gonna lay off 100,000 Texas teachers? Really? Because we’re doing such a good job of educating our kids that we don’t … Continue reading

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