AUSTIN - State Representative Phil King has announced a scholarship opportunity for eligible high school graduates from public, private, or home school within Parker and Wise counties. The 2013-2014 Texas Armed Services Scholarship has been created to assist promising students throughout the state who are committed to education and service.
I applaud the signing of House Bill 5 into law. This legislation will allow for multiple pathways to a high school diploma, increased opportunities for vocational education at the high school level, and the beginning of a return to local control of education.
While the passage of HB5 is just the beginning of a long overdue reform
With the regular session of the 83rd Texas Legislature finished, there are a number of decisions made by the current legislature that are positive steps forward for the future of our state. However, there were a number of failures on the legislative front; and important state issues were left unresolved.
On the positive side, most noteworthy was the long overdue recognition by our legislators that “one size doesn’t fit all” when it comes to educating our children. As Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, I pushed for greater cooperation among school districts, local community colleges and technical institutes such as Texas State Technical College (TSTC). I am pleased with Sen. Lucio’s bill to prevent high school dropouts through career and technical education
The controversial conservative scholar Charles Murray raised the question of whether a liberal arts education should be abandoned altogether except for those with the leisure and resources to engage in learning as a manner of self-enlightenment rather than any practical matter such as finding a job or learning a marketable skill. Murray goes on to suggest, in his book Real Education, that perhaps we should declare the brick-and-mortar college obsolete for most purposes it now claims to serve.
The myth that to succeed in life one needs a college degree has perhaps been the biggest myth bestowed upon a people since the idea that mortgage backed securities were a good investment.
The argument that a college degree increases earning power faces two problems:
First, correlation does not mean causation. Those who earn a college degree usually earn more money in their lifetimes than people without a college degree. However, that does not mean that financial gains are linked directly to the attainment of a degree. Those who receive college degrees usually start off in better place than those who do not.
Never underestimate the power of blogs and grassroots pressure from conservatives in Texas!
The TESCCC Board has announced that they will be ENDING all CSCOPE lessons.
CSCOPE is dead, but as a way to prevent it from coming back with no SBOE oversight, SB 1406 still needed to pass the Texas House.
Great News, SB 1406 PASSED THE HOUSE last night after it was announced that CSCOPE lessons were being pulled! Read more »
This student in Duncanville High School got tired of his “teacher” merely handing out packets, and decided to speak out. The teacher is completely apathetic, but you can hear the videographer says, “Square biz” at one point, which means, “This dude is on point!” Anyway, it is refreshing to see! Read more »
CSCOPE Director Caught LYING about Communist Chinese Flag Lesson (VIDEO) - Lumberton ISD - David Bellow Investigation
Caught on VIDEO:
CSCOPE Director Danny Lovett was caught lying about Chinese/Soviet Communist Flag Lesson while speaking to parents at Lumberton ISD "Truth about CSCOPE" Presentation.
Director says CSCOPE lesson teaches kids in Texas Schools that Communism OPPRESSES, but truth is the Lesson teaches the Communism UNITES. Proof shows that this CSCOPE Curriculum shows Communism positively, not negatively. Read more »
State Rep. Jason Villalba’s Teacher Appraisal Bill is Another Vital Step Toward Upgrading Texas Public Schools
Texas’ 83rd Legislative Session features an important theme, reflected in numerous pending bills: the determination to improve the public education system, and to protect and advance school choice, especially for low-income families. Texas Republicans are leading the way.
One aspect of upgrading public schools, reviewing the caliber of our teacher performance appraisal process,
Today I released the following statement regarding H.R. 1449, the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act of 2013 (CHIA) that he recently introduced in the House:
Unlike college and university owned housing, not-for-profit student housing entities are currently prohibited from using charitable contributions to build and maintain their facilities. That is why I have introduced the Collegiate Housing