Education Reform Underway in Texas

Posted on March 10, 2011. Filed under: education, Texas | Tags: , , |


There have been a lot of wakeup calls during the past few years in America.  In Texas, we have learned there are major problems in our education.  There are people in the ISD’s who are given a $61,000 King Ranch truck to drive for their purposes.  In other ISD’s manicures were paid for by the taxpayer.  What is wrong?  What are we doing?  

We have a bloated education budget for the state that has not improved our overall education system.  What has occurred is a lot of administration has been added at local level with large salaries and amazing perks.  This has done nothing for the actual education of the children.  It has lined the pockets of many greedy, self-centered individuals.  Looking at elimination of bloat, and innovative new ideas for our schools, there is no reason to cut any teacher’s jobs.  This would result in an efficient school system that directly benefits the children.

This is a short, to the point blog.  The intent is to share a few sources for everyone to get involved in the transformation of their ISD and in the state education system.  

Actions to take and resources to utilize:

1.  Find qualified new people to run for local school boards  and the state school board.

2.  Attend all school board meetings.

3.  Look at the school budget to see what is going on in the district.

The following resources are for education/assistance/ideas in resolving the bloating education budget in Texas:

1.  The Red Apple Project has gone live with a brandnew website that focuses on ideas/information for education reform.  It is sponsored by the Texas Chapter of Americans for Prosperity.  It is an amazing resource.  I’ve spent the last hour on the site, and realize this is a first for our state.  Kudos to Americans for Prosperity.  Ck it out to learn more about your school ISD:  http://www.americansforprosperity.org/021511-grassroots-resource-talking-points-education-spending-texas

2.  The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a thinktank in Texas that focuses on research that helps to further best practices in Texas state policies.   http://www.texaspolicy.com/publications.php?cat_level=1

3.  Governor Rick Perry gave his state of the state speech in January.  His speech gave many new ideas for efficient, high quality education without the current high costs.  http://www.rickperry.org/issues/education

Citizens of Texas who care about the future of education and the future of Texas have a multitude of resources to get involved, and help with the transformation of education for Texans.  Time to roll up our sleeves, and get to it!

It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue and of liberty and inspire them with just and liberal ideas of government and with an inviolable attachment to their own country.

Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America
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5 Responses to “Education Reform Underway in Texas”

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I’d be happy to help spread the word about this movement. I’m the reporter who exposed George Bush’s education “reform” as a fraud back in 1998. You’re very correct, the only way to fix the problem is to get people on school boards who will not say “yes” to everything.

Dave, you are so right — school boards do not know how to say “no”.

Dave, any help you can give to get the word out, is very much appreciated. There is a lot of greed at local ISD level and the amount of wasted taxpayer dollars on nonsensical items, is unacceptable. Thanks!

Thank you for sharing this information. Also go to http://www.saveourschools.com, a project of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. And please use YOUR OWN ISD data by gooing to http://www.redappleproject.com. We are getting tremendous feedback.


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