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.
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...
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...
The proper character required for the preservation and enjoyment of liberty can be achieved through the proper education. Article 3 of the Northwest Ordinance states, “[r]eligion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to...
Region 5 Executive Director, and one of the heads of CSCOPE, Danny Lovett says, "I would have killed for CSCOPE." Did he go too far with this statement? I know he likes CSCOPE, and it probably helps him keep a good paying...
A group called Parents for Liberty is starting a network to connect families that genuinely can’t homeschool their children with parents who are willing to take on an extra child to supplement their income. Check it out....
From the moment I first brought up the flawed Texas CSCOPE curriculum to the Lumberton School Board over two months ago, and through the national controversy over the Lumberton Muslim Burqa School Lesson a month ago, I never...
The enormous meeting room at the Gaylord National Hotel where Marco Rubio gave his speech on this first day of CPAC 2013 was packed to standing room only, with loads of young enthusiastic voters, and supporters of all ages...
Lumberton ISD School Board Meeting 3/7/2013Superintendent Valastro responds to angry parents who packed the meeting demanding answers to many questions. Some parents were upset that the School uses CSCOPE, which has...
Last year, I took two courses from Hillsdale College on the Constitution. This course is similar to what many Hillsdale students take, but what intrigued me was not just the course itself, as excellent as it was, but the...
West Point has a fine and storied tradition: President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation establishing the military academy in 1802.The same Thomas Jefferson who often repeated the John Bradshaw quote:Rebellion to tyrants...
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...
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...
Harris County taxpayers should consider a trip to the beautiful Texas “pink granite” capitol Tuesday to testify at the House education committee in favor of Rep. Debbie Riddle’s HB945 that would save Harris County taxpayers...
This is Part II of my personal interview with Tom Pauken who is seeking the position for Governor of Texas. We must not be blind to the achievements and failures of our Texas leadership at such a critical time as now....
During the November 2012 election, several students claim that Lumberton High School teacher Michelle Champagne paraded around the high school wearing a shirt with a picture of Barack Obama and "Vote Obama" written above the...
Dan Patrick, Republican State Senator and Senate Education Committee Chair, introduced an education reform bill, S.B. 2, in this 83rd session of the Texas State legislature that supports an expansion of the number of charter...
This mother addressed the Lumberton School Board at the 3/7/2013 meeting. This meeting was attended by many Lumberton parents who wanted to talk about the Muslim Burqa Lesson incident and the District's use of the flawed...
Senator Dan Patrick (SD7), chair of the powerful Senate Education Committee, has recently introduced legislation that would open up the strangle-hold government-sponsored monopoly that the education establishment enjoys in...
If you have not heard, a rogue group hidden within one-and-then-more regional service centers (RSC) of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) called CSCOPE (no particular acronym meaning, except that software possibly started from...
For the past five years, I’ve had the honor of representing you as Commissioner Representing Employers at the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). As many of you know, I’m leaving the Workforce Commission this month, but I will...

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