“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.
September 30th, 2016
For the last two years, the Rosetta spacecraft has danced around a comet. Today, it finally made contact with the icy body — and sent its last signal.
September 12th, 2016
At the Amplify School Choice conference that I attended in Denver, I listened attentively when the subject of the Blaine Amendment was discussed. I had never heard of the Blaine Amendment and probably many of you haven’t...
August 21st, 2016
Sometime in April, I was contacted by Josh Kaib from the Franklin Center. I have to commend Josh in his persistence in trying to reach me. When we finally connected, I was thankful and honored that he offered me an all-...
May 23rd, 2016
It has been an exciting few months for space enthusiasts everywhere.
May 4th, 2016
Two months prior to announcing her 2016 Republican candidacy for State Senate District 24, Dawn Buckingham served on the Board of Governors (2013-2015) of the controversial for-profit National American University. However,...
April 22nd, 2016
This week, National Geographic celebrates the Hubble Space Telescope’s 26th birthday with a roundup of its best pictures from the past year, including colorful clouds, gigantic pillars, and glittering galaxies.
April 12th, 2016
Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin have developed an algae that could be effective in controlling the mosquito population. The anti-mosquito bio-weapon could be effective in reducing the spread of the Zika...
March 25th, 2016
As our children's test scores decline, the Houston ISD School Board is more interested in changing school names at the cost of millions than running the school district.
February 5th, 2016
HOUSTON – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced a major workforce development initiative that bridges the gap between the classroom and the interview room.
December 15th, 2015
When it comes to our children’s education, I have always believed that we need to roll back Washington’s involvement in our classrooms. Since the deeply flawed No Child Left Behind Act – which I voted against – was...
September 23rd, 2016
Many of us take education for granted. After all, there are plenty of public schools in Texas, right? Unfortunately, some schools in Texas are failing or are underperforming.
September 7th, 2016
Last month, the GOP invited a handful of RLI members from across the NYC metro area to a breakfast with Donald Trump. The RLI - Republican Leadership Initiative - is a city-focused grassroots initiative by the GOP aimed at...
May 29th, 2016
At the root of America’s decline, apart from the rise of secularism and departure from spirituality and morality, has been the public schools curriculum and the takeover of higher education by left wing professors over the...
May 13th, 2016
Advocates for veterans feel they are “getting the run around” after raising questions about a Texas Senate candidate’s ties to a for-profit college that’s been accused of “predatory” practices in the way it recruits students...
April 26th, 2016
Some longtime advocates for veterans are raising serious questions about a Texas Senate candidate’s ties to a for-profit university that’s been accused of “predatory” practices when recruiting students, particularly students...
April 20th, 2016
Education is a racket, just like Liberalism.Liberals promise kids a stellar education, then jobs after they graduated from college, and they get bubkis.
April 3rd, 2016
In the movie, "The Martian," Matt Damon was a fictional astronaut stranded on Mars. In reality, the head of NASA says astronauts could set foot on the Red Planet within the next twenty years. "We think we're on the right...
February 11th, 2016
Long ago, deep in space, two massive black holes—the ultrastrong gravitational fields left behind by gigantic stars that collapsed to infinitesimal points—slowly drew together. The stellar ghosts spiraled ever closer, until...
December 29th, 2015
It’s clear that university students have become babies. College used to be a right of passage into adulthood, when a child left the nest. Now however, college provides young adults the opportunities to revert to being...
December 2nd, 2015
Today I issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act: