Update: After filing WTF Friday, we found a stunner from Rep. Jonathan Stickland—a Bedford tea party Republican who struck this stunning pose for the […]
Tag Archives: State Board of Education
University of Texas history professor Emilio Zamora calls the SBOE’s decision the biggest advance in Mexican-American studies education in a decade.
In this week’s WTF Friday: David Dewhurst really, really hates Obama; the Young Conservatives of Texas hunt immigrants; and Wayne Christian resurfaces.
In this episode of Observer Radio, staff writer Emily DePrang shares details on a report suggesting capital punishment in Texas needs a major overhaul.
This week showed the State Board of Education adjusting to its new, more advisory role in textbook selection—and a few board members hoping to get some of that old authority back.
Charter school approval is now up to Education Commissioner Michael Williams, and one lawmaker says public input is getting shafted under the new system.
The Senate passed Sen. Dan Patrick’s major charter school reform bill Thursday afternoon, in a version far different from what Patrick introduced earlier this session.
Dan Patrick’s charter school bill reads like a wish list for school choice fans: facilities funding for charter schools, an end to the cap on state-approved charters, and a dedicated board to grant charters.
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.
Charter schools have historically been sold as places to try out innovative, low-cost education—a way to give poor kids a chance at a good […]