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 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.
We need a strong, educated future workforce, and the way to do that - my legislation is $10 billion a year, $100 billion over 10 years to expand educational choice. Both for K-12 education, tax credits for scholarship-...
Texas Tech University’s medical school has agreed to end its consideration of race in selecting candidates for admission, an outcome actively sought by the Trump administration.
In the first legislative session after a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 dead and 13 others wounded, the Texas Senate on Monday advanced a bill that would abolish the limit on how many trained school...
The bad guys tried sticking it to Jordan Peterson, but as usual, he comes out ahead.No, I don’t always agree with him. But for heaven’s sake the man is a phenomenon. When was the last time a university professor got 100+...
He was allegedly paid $100,000 in 2015 to recruit a California student who didn’t play tennis, securing his admission to UT.
The bill is part of a series of proposals designed to slow property tax growth and fix how the state pays for its schools.
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: 
Ted Cruz construction site
Senator Ted Cruz visited Spawglass’ Village of Southhampton jobsite in Houston this week to tour the site, hear from construction executives, and promote his new bill, the Education Freedom Scholarships and Oppor
I was recognized by the Texas A&M University Dwight College of Engineering as a recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award. I am a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ’99, graduating with a bachelor’s...
career building
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican and Democratic senators are sponsoring the newly reintroduced Gateway to Careers Act, which would help native-born and immigrant students complete their educations and fill...
A major flaw in the way Texas spends money on kids with disabilities might lose the state almost a quarter of its annual special education grant.
This bill eliminates needless barriers for our student farmers and allows them to save for future endeavors such as their college education. Our future is dependent upon a robust, diverse American agriculture sector. The...
Some supporters of gifted and talented programs worry that the proposal will ultimately shortchange the state’s brightest children.
There’s no good reason why our teachers should pay out of their own pockets for the resources needed to do their jobs, which is why I’m proud to cosponsor this bill.

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