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In Governor’s Race, Davis Holds Abbott to Account for Education Cuts and Insider Deals

In Tuesday night’s nationally televised gubernatorial debate between Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott, the differences on the issues between the candidates were many and deep, starting with public education. If you missed the live airing of the debate, you can view it here. Davis, the Democratic state senator from Fort Worth, chastised Republican Attorney General Abbott for stubbornly defending the … [Read More...]

Share My Lesson Marathon Scores Big Success

Share My Lesson, the American Federation of Teachers, and Texas AFT hosted 45 active and retired teachers in Austin the weekend before last for an around-the-clock session of updating and creating more than 200 lesson plans and teaching resources, covering all subjects and grades. These resources are now available for free download on www.sharemylesson.com. Share My Lesson provides online access … [Read More...]

Dan Patrick Doubles Down in Defense of Destructive Education Cuts; Van de Putte Shines

Dan Patrick, the Republican state senator running for lieutenant governor, cannot keep his story straight on the issue of education funding. First he falsely claimed that last year he “led the charge” to restore the $5.4 billion in funding that was slashed in 2011. When that claim was exposed as a “pants on fire” falsehood by media fact-checkers, Patrick started arguing, again falsely, that the … [Read More...]

Gubernatorial Debate Number 2–Where to Watch on Tuesday at 8 PM

The second and final debate in the Texas governor’s race will occur Tuesday, September 30, at 8 p.m. Central Time. The debate comes against the backdrop of two developments that ought to make it a difficult moment for Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for governor. First, on Friday in his capacity as attorney general Abbott continued his defense of the indefensible school budget cuts and of … [Read More...]