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BREAKING: Patrick Draws Democratic Challenger as Collier Files Today

By Bethany Erickson / November 13, 2017 / 1 Comment
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Mike Collier knows that there are people that care deeply about whether Texas stays red, turns blue, or goes purple — but it’s not his chief goal. “My aspiration is political competition,” he said on a drive from Houston to Dallas last week. “I just want to see the end of this one-party system.” Collier […]

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Dan Patrick Touts School Choice — But What’s the ROI?

By Bethany Erickson / January 27, 2017 / 4 Comments

  This week, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott donned yellow scarves and held a “School Choice Week” rally in Austin. “I hope and I urge that that law reach my desk,” Abbott declared. “And when it does, I will make the choice to sign it and authorize school choice in the state […]

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Nobody Likes You: A Through F Gets an F When it Comes To Measuring a School’s Success

By Bethany Erickson / January 12, 2017 / 2 Comments

It’s been about a week since Texas released its first “what-if” A through F grades for school districts and schools — a measure adopted by the last Texas legislature, ostensibly as a way to tell parents how their district and schools were doing. And in that time, 219-and-counting school districts have adopted resolutions against it. […]

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