Gene Lyons

Stories

Texas Monthly Reporter

Rice University is up in arms; God is indicted for murder; Blackboard Jungle becomes a political thicket; the golden arm of Nolan Ryan.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Del Monte gets steamed up over spinach; an entrepreneur’s scheme goes up in flames; Marlin takes the geothermal plunge; football is hot stuff in Mexico.

Why Teachers Can’t Teach

Our system of training teachers is a crime that robs taxpayers of millions of dollars, robs potential teachers of competence and self-respect, and robs our kids of a decent education.

Why Teachers Can’t Teach

Our system of training teachers is a crime that robs taxpayers of millions of dollars, robs potential teachers of competence and self-respect, and robs our kids of a decent education.

The Test Teachers Can’t Pass

Last year half of Dallas’ new teachers failed a standard test on general knowledge that was a piece of cake compared to what we once expected teachers to know.

The Test Teachers Can’t Pass

Last year half of Dallas’ new teachers failed a standard test on general knowledge that was a piece of cake compared to what we once expected teachers to know.

Teachers’ Threat

A professional educator flunks the test. He asks all the wrong questions and gives the wrong answers.

This is Woodrow Wilson: A School That Works

It’s an inner-city school where discipline isn’t a problem and the students learn. It doesn’t have special programs, classes, or grants that set it apart from other schools. What makes the difference?

This is Woodrow Wilson: A School That Works

It’s an inner-city school where discipline isn’t a problem and the students learn. It doesn’t have special programs, classes, or grants that set it apart from other schools. What makes the difference?

Days of the Hocus

Sleazy Holly inspires a book that is sleazier.

Days of the Hocus

Sleazy Holly inspires a book that is sleazier.

Down on the Delta

Emma Blue spins lovely wheels in muddy issues.

Down on the Delta

Emma Blue spins lovely wheels in muddy issues.

Dixie Drag

Sexual secrets in the Piney Woods.

Dixie Drag

Sexual secrets in the Piney Woods.

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