Education

Playground Rules

May 31, 2011 By Skip Hollandsworth

The suicides of four Texas teens who were brutally bullied have prompted cries for new legislation. But one lawyer has a different plan: Sue the school districts.

KBH in San Antonio

Dec 1, 2009 By Paul Burka

Hutchison made stops yesterday in Houston and San Antonio to tout her education proposals. I went to the San Antonio event. It was held in the library of Horace Mann, a middle school on the near northwest side. Horace Mann is a single-sex campus for girls, most of them African-American…

Hutchison slams Perry’s record on education…but what’s the remedy?

Nov 16, 2009 By Paul Burka

Today’s daily message from the Hutchison campaign is that Perry’s record in education is woefully weak: stagnant test scores, rising dropout rates, a shortage of math and science teachers that keeps getting worse, inadequate state funding, several hundred million dollars down the drain for an ideologically and politically motivated plan…

Dodging Dewhurst

Feb 3, 2009 By Patricia Kilday Hart

David Dewhurst’s committee assignments late Friday spotlighted the challenge this session presents for Florence Shapiro, whose interest in running for the U.S. Senate places her in perilous territory vis-a-vis the Texas Senate’s presiding officer, who likewise is considering a relocation to Washington. While Dewhurst’s committee assignments shifted authority from Shapiro…

Mrs. Ed.

Sep 30, 1997 By roseanaauten

Is the most outspoken member of the State Board of Education a selfless public servant or simply a prima Donna?

Walken Tall

Jan 1, 1996 By Josh Daniel

If you can’t get enough of creepy character actor Christopher Walken, boot up The Darkening, one of this year’s CD-ROM releases from Austin’s Origin Systems. Walken, like John Hurt and Amanda Pays, plays one of the fifty characters who meet up with the game’s hero, an amnesiac who roams the…