Category: Commentary

Girl Scout ‘liberalism’ further exposed? (TX)

Not liberal enough for the Girl Scouts? Texans who support gun rights, rights many believe to be God-given, may have cause to wonder. A KDFW Fox 4 Dallas-Fort Worth story featuring a photo of two gun rights activists posed with Girl Scouts and another adult working a cookie sale table originally described the organization’s initial Keep Reading…


National School Choice Week Whistle-Stop Tour rolls into Austin (TX)

National School Choice week is currently underway. As events take place across the country, Austin has been no exception. On Monday, the National School Choice Week Whistle-Stop Tour rolled into the Capitol to highlight the ongoing battle to increase educational options for families here in Texas. The message is simple. It’s time to end government Keep Reading…


Higher ed consumers learn tuition set asides adding to college expense

A recent article discussed how Texas college students’ tuition does not exclusively go toward funding the student’s educational experience, but instead includes a set aside amount “to provide financial assistance for resident undergraduate students enrolled in the institution.” An undergraduate student’s tuition rate comprises a statutory rate determined by the legislature for both resident and Keep Reading…


Libertarianism: Texas’ politics growth vehicle

While much Texas political buzz centers on turning Texas blue, another force – Libertarianism – is gaining its own ground in the ongoing fight for both the hearts and minds of voters. The Libertarian Party of Texas has long espoused views that promote “minimum government, maximum freedom.” The American public finally seems to be getting Keep Reading…


Midway ISD parents resist district’s iPad liability requirement (TX)

As more school districts jump on the iPad/Google Chromebook bandwagon, discord over Midway Independent School District students being issued iPads and parents being required to sign liability forms has created an interesting situation pitting school district ambitions against parental sensibilities. The iPads are part of the district’s 1-to-1 initiative, a popular trend that seeks – Keep Reading…

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