“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.
July 2nd, 2020
Leslie Neal-Boylan, the dean of the nursing school at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, was allegedly fired after she received backlash from a student about an email to the campus community saying "EVERYONE'S LIFE...
May 21st, 2020
Yesterday I praised the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement that the University of Texas-San Antonio will lead a public-private consortium to bolster U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, energy efficiency and...
May 19th, 2020
I know many of you feel robbed because of how this year is ending, but I want you to know that even though you didn’t get to walk across that stage, we are all still here celebrating your accomplishments.
April 20th, 2020
The following article was authored by Rachel Malone, Texas Director of Gun Owners of America:16-year-old Jonathan Harrington put in a good day's work on his family farm. He was sleeping soundly when his mother ran...
March 16th, 2020
Ronald Reagan once said, “If you serve a child a rotten hamburger in America, federal, state, and local agencies will investigate you, summon you, close you down, whatever. But if you provide a child with a rotten education...
February 25th, 2020
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are in the news today with that news demonstrating that the BSA is an evil organization promoting pedophilia and assaults on our young America boys. They are being attacked with thousands...
February 17th, 2020
Texas voters still think that property taxes are too high and that the state spends too little on public education, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
January 20th, 2020
Dr. Martin Luther King’s admonition that “a man should be judged by his character not the color of his skin” came with the requirement, of accepting personal responsibility:
December 19th, 2019
Handing a win to Texas education officials, an Austin-based federal judge Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Houston Independent School District in an effort to stop the state from seizing control of its troubled...
November 25th, 2019
Cyber threats are evolving at an alarming rate, and we need to be sure our infrastructure to combat them is ready for the challenge. Universities like UTSA and Texas A&M are a boon to our state as Texas works to ensure...
June 23rd, 2020
The innovation and research park could help the next great American innovation come to life, or it could provide an entrepreneur with their first big break. The potential for this park is endless, and I am proud to see our...
May 20th, 2020
I sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza urging her to make 501(c)3 nonprofit educational institutions eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the CARES Act.
May 4th, 2020
The power of a library is immeasurable because it is not just a repository of books but an access point to new ideas and sources of inspiration. While National Library Week was in April and it is now May, the incredible...
March 16th, 2020
In an unprecedented move, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he would waive testing requirements for this year’s STAAR exam, as many schools expect to be closed at least through the April testing window, due to the new...
February 27th, 2020
This week, as a member who serves on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee in Congress, I was proud to support the passage of several bipartisan bills that aid veterans by providing...
February 21st, 2020
Texas A&M will spend more than half a billion dollars on a complex for its new medical program and student housing in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, the university system announced Thursday.
February 13th, 2020
Women are pioneers and trailblazers across a multitude of industries and fields, and it is past time we honor these contributions. Establishing this museum will not only honor the past but also inspire the next generation...
January 20th, 2020
By protecting the right to express one's faith at school or through a religious organization, the Trump administration is taking a stand for one of our most fundamental freedoms.
December 3rd, 2019
Questions about the reading and writing tests arose after some education advocates pointed to studies showing passages were written above elementary and middle schoolers' grade levels.