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Repost!  It is hard to determine if misstating the facts is done on purpose or not, but it happens often. So when I hear a statement from a politician about public schools, I assume it was on purpose, the public assumes facts were checked and the statement is true. An idea is planted in minds and it is repeated many times as the truth before anyone challenges it. Here is an illustration from the Dallas Morning News. read more arw

Another North Texas school district is taking new security measures in the wake of the Florida high school massacre. “Unfortunately in today’s society, in order to keep somebody safe, we have to take these extra measures,” said Ennis Police Chief John Erisman, who has two sons in the Ennis ISD. view article arw

I am pleased to see educators involved in activities related to developing a “culture of voting” among students and faculty. I hope this mindset continues to grow among educators in the future. There are some odd things happening such as the voter suppression campaign being run by our AG. It got worse yesterday. I am not sure whether they are afraid of the Get Out the Vote Campaign as it is today or what it could become in the future. I have never seen an AG making open records requests and offering no justification for those requests. Should I be more leary of a person who has been indicted for fraud or a district that is giving out jean passes to those who vote? Is somebody scared?...Well, I don’t know. Maybe some of our state leaders are just odd people. And maybe these educators are more powerful than I think. Read DMN article Texas AG makes 'odd' request of public schools following effort to regulate their role in election read more arw

Creating a culture of voting in Texas is an admirable goal, especially in a state that has the least percentage of its population that votes in the nation. For this to be recognized by our educators and then having them step forward to lead the way, is to be commended. read more arw