Education

The Class of 2015

Jun 11, 2015 By Jeff Salamon

Illustrations by Nicki Longoria. Click to enlarge. Elsewhere in this month’s issue, our political team considers which state legislators have earned our respect and which ones remind us why the stately granite building at Twelfth Street and Congress Avenue has long been the butt of countless…

Corps Values

May 8, 2015 By Katy Vine

Alyssa Michalke was recently named the first female commander of Texas A&M’s corps of cadets. It’s been a long time coming.

Glass Frat Houses

Mar 13, 2015 By John Nova Lomax

In the aftermath of the racist Sigma Alpha Epsilon video, Texas is in no position to throw stones at Oklahoma. And we are not alone in that, sadly. 

Get Bucky

Oct 13, 2014 By Dan Solomon

How the merger of two South Texas universities has stirred some complicated feelings about a fuzzy bronco.

High School Students Turn Sexist Dating Coach’s Lemon Advice into Twitter Lemonade

Nov 14, 2013 By Dan Solomon

When "professional speaker and best-selling author" Justin Lookadoo—whose faith-based dating books and websites includes advice like "dateable girls know when to shut up" and "men of God are wild, not domesticated"—spoke at Richardson High School yesterday, parents were concerned about the messages their children would be receiving. But the students made it clear to the world that they weren't buying it.

The Dallas Teacher Whose Playboy Pictures Leaked Is The Future

Oct 9, 2013 By Dan Solomon

Dallas high school teacher Cristy Nicole Deweese posed for Playboy when she was 18—and the photos were discovered over the weekend. But the number of people who've posed for racy pictures in an Instagrammed world means it's time to ask: how much longer will this be a big deal? 

Crash Test

Apr 10, 2013 By Nate Blakeslee

Over the past two decades a movement to increase the importance of standardized testing in public schools has swept across the country. It was born in Texas. Is Texas also where it might die?