Texas Education under Governor Rick Perry!

Dear Commons Community,

The New York Times has an article today describing public education in Texas and how schools are coping with massive budget reductions.    Here is a sample:

Several lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Legislature have played down the impact of the $5.4 billion in cuts on schools statewide. In an interview in February with The Dallas Morning News, Gov. Rick Perry said he saw no need for a special legislative session to restore some of the education funding that was eliminated last year and said the schools were receiving an adequate amount of money.

We should be grateful that  Mr. Perry’s modest skills were on display during the televised Republican presidential candidate debates earlier this year thereby  ending his candidacy quickly and limiting his  harm to public education.  We sympathize with the children, their parents and educators of the Lone Star State.



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