Daily Archives: February 21, 2013

Some Lawmakers Hope to Salvage Dwindling Legal Aid Funding

We’re in the midst of a funding crisis for legal aid, according to the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. Last session the Legislature gave $17.5 million to civil legal aid, less than it spent in 2009. This session’s House and Senate budget proposals would each shrink that even further, to $13 million.

Testing the Limits: A Texas Mother’s Radical Revolt Against Standardized Tests

Edy Chamness and the Facebook group she started last year, occupy the radical fringe in a broad revolt against Texas’ testing regimen.