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Texas Education Agency Announces Takeover of Beaumont ISD

Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Michael Williams notified Beaumont ISD's school board president and superintendent Monday that a conservator will be appointed immediately to take over the school district. 

"This is a critical time for the district and its students, as well as for the community as a whole," Commissioner Williams

at Apr 15, 2014 1:58 PM
       

Texas Transvestite Teacher Confuses 5th Grade Students at Lumberton ISD – Suspended after Outrage

The small, predominantly Christian community of Lumberton, TX is once again about to hit the national scene. The Lumberton Independent School has suspended a transvestite/transgender teacher. There will be a School Board meeting this Thursday night at 7pm where it is expected there will be a large number of outspoken people form both sides of the issue who will speak during the public comment time.  State Board of Education member David Bradley had this to say regarding the upcoming school board decision, “He does not have to be fired as substitutes are not under contract. The district just fails to call him for the next days work.” Furthermore, men who want to dress up as women are not a protected class under the Constitution

at Apr 9, 2014 12:14 PM
       

2014 North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum

Next weekend, I will be joining my North Texas congressional colleagues as well as Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz in hosting the North Texas U.S. Service Academy Forum. The forum is for North Texas middle and high school students who are interested in learning more about Academy opportunities.

at Mar 30, 2014 4:43 PM
       

The Dangers of Common Core

What’s the real truth about Common Core? I talked to James Pesta of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on my podcast today. Listen below. (If you prefer, here’s an audio link.) And remember, subscribe to the Tom Woods Show on iTunes or Stitcher!

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at Mar 21, 2014 10:16 AM
       

Fight Over Education Reforms in Texas to Start Anew

While some believe education reforms passed by the Texas Legislature last year offer the right alternatives for students who may want to go to college or immediately enter a career, there are others who will push to make changes as soon as possible. They'll get their chance over the next few weeks.

at Mar 20, 2014 8:55 AM
       

Trowbridge: Undocumented immigrants deserve in-state tuition

In the most recent Republican Primary, it was pitiful to watch the candidates try to avoid the question of in-state tuition for undocumented resident students. I wish they had all read the article below by Ronald L. Trowbridge, which was originally published in the Houston Chronicle:

Raging now is the heated issue of whether undocumented workers should be permitted in-state tuition. I boldly say, yes - for two reasons: One, educated immigrants pay back more to society than they take. Two, it is ethically right to grant such tuition.   Read more »

at Mar 14, 2014 1:00 PM
       

Subcommittee Approves FIRST Act with Bipartisan Support

The Subcommittee on Research and Technology today approved the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act (H.R. 4186) with bipartisan support. The bill reauthorizes and streamlines federal investments at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by funding research and development (R&D) to address national needs. The bill also sets priorities to drive our nation’s investments

at Mar 13, 2014 2:47 PM
       

FIRST Act Prioritizes Science Investments to Keep America First

As Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I introduced the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act (H.R. 4186). The bill reauthorizes and streamlines federal investments at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by funding research and development (R&D) to address national needs. The bill highlights manufacturing competitiveness as the primary role of NIST’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) while providing greater flexibility to MEP centers. It also sets priorities

at Mar 11, 2014 9:54 AM
       

Honoring Exceptional Local Students in West Texas

Today, I had the privilege of meeting with some talented high school students in Lubbock. I visited Trinity Christian High School, where I presented senior Daniel Kale Wilsford with his appointment to the Military Academy at West Point. Every year, dozens of smart, athletic, and dedicated students apply for a nomination to one of our nation’s military academies. Once nominated, they compete against the best and brightest in the country for acceptance

at Mar 4, 2014 5:00 PM
       

Education Reforms Emerge As a Point of Contention in Texas Political Contests

In Texas political races all over the state, candidates are being grilled about what they think of sweeping education reforms passed by the legislature last year. While there is pretty much universal agreement that the big reductions in standardized testing were a positive step, there is controversy about changes to graduation requirements that create multiple paths to a high school diploma. The idea, essentially, is that not all kids will go to college so the state will now promote both college readiness as well as career readiness.   Read more »

at Jan 31, 2014 9:35 AM
       

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