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.
Lumberton ISD is once again in the news. This time it is over a prayer that a Lumberton principal did at a kindergarten graduation. The principal, Kevin Wing, is one of the best principals running one of the best schools in...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Today I introduced the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success (A-PLUS) Act of 2013. This legislation would reduce the administrative and compliance burdens on state and local education agencies, and ensure greater public...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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