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School choice town hall Thursday, February 28 at UTSA downtown campus

Do you have strong feeling about school choice? Consider attending Thursday’s town hall meeting. “UTSA and S.A. Express-News to host series of town hall discussions”, Tim Brownlee, UTSA Today news release, February 25, 2013. The town hall meeting about school choice … Continue reading

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School finance litigation: district judge denies charter school claims

As mentioned earlier, last year the Texas Charter Schools Association joined the school finance litigation, challenging the lack of facilities funding for charter schools, and asking the court to lift the cap on the number of charter schools. The trial ended … Continue reading

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Potential Texas Education Commissioner appointees

Time for even more rumors about the next Texas Education Commissioner. “Speculation rises about next Texas education commissioner”, Shirley Jinkins, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 6, 2012. The latest short list: Rob Eissler, recently Texas State Representative for District 15 (The Woodlands) and chair … Continue reading

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Charter schools and efficiency

On the topic of school finance, about the “efficiency” lawsuit: Charter schools also appear to do a better job for less money dealing with at risk students, yet the state limits the number of charter schools. Removing that cap and … Continue reading

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Debate: Parental control vs. centralized control . . . and school finance

The goal is to get the best possible education for our children — but how do we get there? Do we hand a check to the parents and let them walk it to the school of their choice? Do we … Continue reading

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