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.
Will Hurd TX-23
North America's first books can't be found in a library. It requires a road trip to Del Rio, Texas. With more than 300 sites revealing mysteries more than 4,000 years old, the rock art in TX-23 is a must-see.
I released the following statement after my Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act, a bill to help veterans take full advantage of the scholarship provided to veterans studying science, technology, engineering,...
Apparently someone had been using a spool of rope normally used for medical procedures to practice tying a “Uni Knot,” which is used in fishing. He left the knot in place when he returned the spool to the storage area. Well...
Seeking to make college more affordable, the University of Texas will use some of its oil money to dramatically expand the financial aid it offers to low- and middle-income undergraduates on its flagship Austin campus.
During this graduation season, I have found myself reflecting on the moment 19 years ago when I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in computer science. I was preparing to serve my country as an undercover...
The new law, which took effect Friday, strikes previous provisions that made defaults grounds to deny, suspend or not renew a professional license. There is now an explicit prohibition on those actions.
Yesterday, I announced that Nataly Nasrawi of Cypress, TX has been selected as the overall winner for Texas’s Tenth Congressional District in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Nataly’s artwork, titled “Holy Cow Stop...
The Communist government of Cuba is committed to a system of oppression that leaves no place free from propaganda. They are imprisoning Christians who choose to educate their children at home because it's one of the few...
The Texas Senate on Monday approved a bill to massively overhaul public school finance, but did so while backing away from a proposal to use an increased sales tax to lower school district property taxes.
Springtime is one of my favorite seasons to travel across Texas, but last week I did more than admire the bluebonnets. Here are a few highlights from my recent visits with Texans across the state: 
We have the second highest veteran population of all states, with an estimated 1.6 million veterans living in the Lone Star State. I’ve heard from these men and women about the daily challenges they face – both big and small...
Under SB 18, Texas universities can’t decide whether or not to schedule a speaker based on “any anticipated controversy related to the event” — though they can consider security needs. Also, free speech won’t be limited to...
U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and I today introduced the Secure American Research Act, which would establish an interagency working group to protect federally-funded research and development activities from...
I have introduced the Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act, a bill to help veterans take full advantage of the scholarship provided to veterans studying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM fields).
A massive overhaul of how Texas funds public education was signed into law Tuesday as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott trumpeted the $11 billion program that will mean an increase pay for teachers and lower property taxes.
It is important for us to be vigilant observers of our deteriorating culture and disappearing traditional principles this nation was founded on.
This year's winning piece, The Final Journey, is such a wonderful tribute to a beloved President and Texan, and I cannot wait for millions of visitors to see it when they visit our nation’s capital.
Business groups and others opposed to ending the so-called Texas Dream Act, a state law that provides a tuition break for certain undocumented students, appear to have been successful during this session of the Texas...
Business leaders attended a program to learn about and discuss the future of workforce and immigration in greater Houston and Montgomery County in The Woodlands last week.
There’s a lot of conventional wisdom out there about what you should do if you or someone you know is bitten by a snake or stung by an insect or jellyfish. But a lot of it’s wrong.

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