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Viewpoints of DeVos as Demonstrated in Confirmation Hearing

Posted by kcaise on January 19, 2017 in blogging, Texas budget and legislation |

If you watched the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, who is working for Secretary of Education, couldn’t and wouldn’t answer the questions posed to her by the Senate Committee. I receive the AFT Hotline email and wanted to share excerpts of the email in case you were not aware of DeVos’ performance before the Senate […]

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Texas Legislature Considers Proposal to Pay for Two Years of College

Posted by kcaise on August 19, 2014 in blogging, testing, Texas budget and legislation |

Currently, Texas has the lowest number of adults over the age of 25 that have a high school diploma. Out of all 50 states, Texas has the fewest adults that graduated high school. There are a number of reasons for this. Texas, as do other states, has a large influx of illegal aliens and migrant […]

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Possible Good News for Texas Testing in Grades 3 – 8

Posted by kcaise on June 19, 2013 in blogging, testing, Texas budget and legislation |

Testing reform in a special legislation session called by Gov. Rick Perry has been a huge focus. Secondary students got a reprieve from 15 end of course (EOC) exams to now just five and elementary students may get a reprieve but that is yet to be seen. According to the Texas American Federation of Teachers […]

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Texas STARR Tests Reduced from 15 to 5

Posted by kcaise on June 18, 2013 in testing, Texas budget and legislation |

Even though the 2012-2013 school year has ended, Gov. Rick Perry, who wanted to do away with the US Department of Education, has called a special Texas legislation session to deal with several issues with several bills featuring education issues. Two years ago a huge budget crisis hit Texas public schools as a result of […]

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Texas Proposes Legislation for Funding Firearm Training for Teachers

Posted by kcaise on March 20, 2013 in blogging, Texas budget and legislation |

I recently received a legislative update from the Texas legislature about a bill securing funding for training for teachers to carry a concealed handgun on Texas  school campuses. According to an article from an NBC TV channel station in Dallas, the Lt. Governor of Texas is supporting this legislation. Reading, writing and revolvers could become […]

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No ‘Shame on Me’ Twice

Posted by kcaise on January 27, 2012 in blogging, Texas budget and legislation |

This past week when President Obama delivered the State of the Union address, I didn’t bother to listen to a speech filled with more unfulfilled promises just to get re-elected that would fall by the wayside in IMHO. I believed him once and had no intention of doing so again and fulfilling that typical adage […]

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