‘Almost Akin to a Political Coup’: Houston Teachers Fight Back Against State Takeover of HISD

by | Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 17:55 CST
In a last-ditch effort to stop a state takeover of Texas’ largest school district, the Houston teachers union is suing the state for disenfranchising voters of color.

Barely Legal

The first day of school always comes with some level of trepidation. Will my classmates like me? Will my teacher be nice? Will administrators discover that I’...Read More

Higher Education Goes WiFi

High Expectations for the Future of Higher Education

In case you weren’t aware, the future of higher education is online. That was the primary takeaway from yesterday’s panel discussion entitled “High Expect...Read More

A So-Called RINO Joins the Tea Party Caucus

Straus supporter and Rob Eissler has joined the Tea Party Caucus. Does that mean a shift in policy?

There are good surprises—cool Uncle Jim is coming to Christmas—and there are bad surprises—weird Auntie Edna’s making her special version of Jello s...Read More

Saving A Small Town

Hale Center was once a seat of power. The last Democratic speaker of the Texas House, Pete Laney, brought governors and lawmakers, including George W. Bush, to ...Read More

DREAM Act Drama

It’s been an intense couple of days for the DREAM Act legislation in Congress. First, the euphoria of the passage of the bill in the House Wednesday night. Th...Read More

SBOE: Voice of Moderation?

The state board has given $2 billion to the state legislature. All they ask in return are some new textbooks

Outside of turkey and cranberry sauce, state legislators may have trouble coming up with things to be thankful for this year. A nasty, raging speaker’s ra...Read More

Stumper of the Week: Rick’s Fat Tick

The most ridiculous things said this week in Texas politics

So this is it, people. Here at last, election week. A final chance for Texas politicians to compete for the honor of Stumper of the Week. A final chance, that i...Read More