Since Sandy Hook, a handful of Texas school districts have added policies letting some teachers carry guns—Patrick’s bill is meant to make that decision safer, so heat-packing teachers know what they’re getting into.
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After hauling banned books into Arizona, Houston writer Tony Diaz brought his “Librotraficante” campaign to the Texas Capitol Thursday, to fight a proposal to count only “comprehensive survey” courses toward college degree requirements.
Patrick’s bill, SB1410, would create what he calls the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program. It’s the largest voucher program in any bill filed this session, offering private school vouchers for at-risk and low-income students, with a priority for kids in low-rated schools.
This morning, Patrick blew the whistle on yet another crisis he deems roughly equal to the fight against racial injustice a half-century ago: parochial school students who can’t play baseball against public school students in the University Interscholastic League.
Higher ed leaders estimate Dan Patrick’s new high school graduation plan could send 2,500 more students to college unprepared. Patrick disagrees, saying the standards he’s setting are more rigorous, not less.