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One State Board of Education Member’s Crusade Against Fat-Cat Charter Schools

State Board of Education member Thomas Ratliff is trying to call attention to a handful of charter school leaders earning far more than leaders in larger traditional schools.

Go Ask Alice—Observer Contributor Jennifer Mathieu Debuts New Novel

We don’t cover an awful lot of Young Adult literature here at the Observer, premature fogeys that (some of us) are, but when we […]

Fostering Neglect

Texas’ foster care reforms were supposed to fix a deadly system. Instead, they might make it worse.