Education

“You can’t grow your economy if you don’t have an educated workforce.” – Those words from Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick could not be more true. Texas is leading the way with bold, conservative education reform that ditches the idea of “college for all” and instead gives students and their parents multiple pathways to a career. Teachers, administrators and students must be held accountable for competent performance. The system should be free from undue bias, which can distort students' perspectives on the world they must interact with to be competitive in a global market.
The Higher Education Committee will take up a bill from its chairman, Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, on Wednesday. The measure would ax the state's tuition set-aside program, which makes public universities reserve as much as...
It should be appalling to everyone how President Donald Trump’s nominees are being treated and how the mainstream media is handling this very critical procedure. There will always be naysayers but this is over the top....
Well, this is rich: leftists are complaining that schoolkids are being indoctrinated.I’ll give you the details in a minute. But you know what? I could probably identify 10 outright falsehoods and another 10 ideological...
During the 114th Congress, key laws were enacted to help return education decisions to parents and local communities, including the first major reforms to the education system in more than a decade, and reauthorizing and...
With the effectiveness of their thought-control mission breaking down all around them, leftists are going hysterical.After the election, the San Francisco teachers’ union, the United Educators of San Francisco, released a “...
On Saturday, October 8th at 10:00 am, I will provide a free workshop on how to finance education beyond high school.  This event will be held in conjunction with the Collin College Office of Financial Aid.
For the last two years, the Rosetta spacecraft has danced around a comet. Today, it finally made contact with the icy body — and sent its last signal.
At the Amplify School Choice conference that I attended in Denver, I listened attentively when the subject of the Blaine Amendment was discussed.  I had never heard of the Blaine Amendment and probably many of you haven’t...
Sometime in April, I was contacted by Josh Kaib from the Franklin Center.  I have to commend Josh in his persistence in trying to reach me. When we finally connected, I was thankful and honored that he offered me an all-...
It has been an exciting few months for space enthusiasts everywhere.
DeVos pledged in a nine-minute speech to challenge the Education Department to examine its policies and practices — and to listen to her new colleagues. “Let us set aside any preconceived notions and let’s recognize that...
U.S. Representative John Culberson (TX-07) and I introduced a bill to require the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop plans for the future of U.S.
Criteria include graduation from a Texas high school or receiving a diploma equivalent in the state; a residency requirement; and the student’s signature on an affidavit showing the intent to apply for permanent resident...
Man, the left sure hates Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education.
A School Choice Rally was held at Holy Cross Catholic High School in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday October 18, 2016. The main speakers were Daniel Garza, Executive Director of the Libre Initiative, who sponsored the event,...
Incumbent Ken Mercer, State Board of Education, District 5 member, is again being challenged by two-time loser Rebecca Bell-Metereau, a
Many of us take education for granted. After all, there are plenty of public schools in Texas, right? Unfortunately, some schools in Texas are failing or are underperforming.
Last month, the GOP invited a handful of RLI members from across the NYC metro area to a breakfast with Donald Trump. The RLI  - Republican Leadership Initiative - is a city-focused grassroots initiative by the GOP aimed at...
At the root of America’s decline, apart from the rise of secularism and departure from spirituality and morality, has been the public schools curriculum and the takeover of higher education by left wing professors over the...
Advocates for veterans feel they are “getting the run around” after raising questions about a Texas Senate candidate’s ties to a for-profit college that’s been accused of “predatory” practices in the way it recruits students...

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