“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.
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...
November 30th, 2015
One very important part of my job as a member of Congress is to get to know and listen to those who live in the 27th District of Texas. It is also one of the most rewarding. Texas has no shortage of hardworking, down-to-...
November 17th, 2015
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Space Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin (R-Texas), and I praised passage of crucial legislation that provides guidance and certainty for American commercial space partners....
October 29th, 2015
A deputy’s rough takedown and arrest of an uncooperative 16-year-old girl in a high school classroom adds fuel to a debate over the proliferation and proper role of the police in schools, where officers are often called on...
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:
November 22nd, 2015
Our nation has led the world in making the impossible possible. One example is our national space program and by extension, our emerging commercial space industry.
November 9th, 2015
Welcome back to class, students! I am Mike Adams your criminology professor here at UNC-Wilmington. Before we get started with the course I need to address an issue that is causing problems here at UNCW and in higher...