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High school graduation panels: Academic punt or fair pass? (TX)

One of the battles currently underway in Austin. From Watchdog Arena: Due the the struggle high school students are having passing the mandatory state academic readiness exam to graduate, a bill before the Texas Legislature offers opportunity for individualized graduation committees to determine the attainment of public high school graduation requirements. Is this measure an Keep Reading…


Like Denton streets, Abbott graduation protest suggests UNT tolerance one-way (TX)

Throughout the Millennial Generation’s academic lives, the education industry – K-12 and higher ed – along with other politically correct institutions have enthusiastically promoted the theories of inclusion, diversity and tolerance.  The selection of Gov. Greg Abbott as University of North Texas keynote speaker at the school’s upcoming commencement ceremony is testing the practice of Keep Reading…


Despite ‘poor’ local government spending practices, Texas continues to be ‘rich’ state

Texas has made some good policy decisions, but the greed-fueled, self-interested spending spree of school districts, cities and counties remains a major problem. From Watchdog Arena: Prosperity is a policy choice and Texas is poised to continue illustrating the power of pro-growth fiscal policies as people leave tax-heavy states. The impact state spending and tax Keep Reading…


Might Texas become a national model for universal school choice?

As the Texas legislature considers universal school choice, might this action ultimately serve as a model nationwide? From Watchdog Arena: As goes Texas, so goes the nation? If so, that could explain the vigorous debate surrounding school choice proposals currently before the Texas Legislature. And Texas as a potential role model is certainly the contention Keep Reading…


Irony abounds in furor over Dallas DA Hawk’s rehab admission (TX)

Even after a 2013 month-long rehab stay for a prescription drug addiction, Dallas County’s recently elected district attorney is acting erratically and paranoid. This view, shared with The Dallas Morning News by “friends and courthouse colleagues” of DA Susan Hawk, prompts the question: is Hawk truly paranoid or perhaps astutely questioning the motivations of some Keep Reading…

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