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Education in Texas is at a crossroads. Now, more than ever, we have an opportunity to make systemic reforms that will impact students for decades to come. Before joining Empower Texans, I worked for two years as a public school teacher in Houston ISD, where I saw first-hand the amazing students and dedicated teachers we…

It’s All About More Money

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Expect to hear lots of happy-talk about free money to fund bloated bureaucracies when the legislature meets. A big push for expanded gambling is coming, but it has nothing to do with free markets or keeping taxes low. It just means more money flowing from your wallet to state government. Austin lobbyist Bill Miller told…

Educating Freedom

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Saying Texas must be free from a “one-size-fits-all federal education system,” the governor’s office recently announced the Texas Education Agency will seek a waiver from the onerous No Child Left Behind law. But just as we seek to reduce federal control of education, it is time to consider new ways to free parents and teachers…

Decatur ISD: A Tale Of Inefficiency

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What’s going on when a school district doubles per-pupil spending, yet their SAT scores fall from a 1047 to a 938? Is it a shortage of cash, or a lack of reform-minded leadership?

Local Government Metrics Explanation

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