Michael Williams Tries to Soothe the Masses at School Administrators’ Conference

Into this charged atmosphere, onto the same stage Robert Scott famously occupied a year ago, stepped Texas’ new Education Commissioner Michael Williams on Tuesday. Safe to say, it’d be a hard act to follow.

In State of State Speech, Perry Calls for Tax Cuts, Rejects Medicaid Expansion

On Tuesday morning, Gov. Rick Perry gave his seventh—and possibly last—State of the State speech. Perry struck several conservative policy notes in his speech […]

“The Revisionaries” Commits Texas School Standards Battles to the Fossil Record

The film does the important work of reaching past the point-and-laugh instinct that runs so thick in most national coverage of the school standards fight.

Hot List: Day 22 of the Legislature

The Lead: Monday morning rang in bright and noisy as hundreds of motorcyclists descended on the Capitol yesterday to campaign for their riding rights. […]