Monthly Archives: July 2017

What Every Texas Teacher Should Know About Politicians: Lesson #7 – Politicians Do Not Know How To Fix Schools

Great teachers make great classrooms. Great principals and great teachers make great schools. Great superintendents, great principals, and great teachers make great school districts. Lesson #7 – Politicians do not know how to fix schools. How long have they been … Continue reading

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What Every Texas Teacher Should Know About Politicians: Lesson #6 – The Allure Of The Out-Of-Power Politician

It is one thing to promise, it’s another thing to deliver. The out-of-power politician can promise much, but he/she has no accountability, just rhetoric and symbolic votes. But rhetoric and symbolic votes can be hypnotic. A great, present-day example is … Continue reading

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Bugs in Texas

Assassin bug in a North Texas flower garden (July 17, 2017).

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Beauty In This World: July 4, 2017

With the Top O’ Texas Tower to the left, fireworks fill the sky over Fair Park, Dallas, TX July 4, 2017.

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What Every Texas Teacher Should Know About Politicians: Lesson #5 – Every Political Decision Has Benefactors

Lesson #5 – Every Political Decision Has Benefactors. The first-and-always benefactor is the politician. A politician will not take a stand that does not benefit him- or herself. Notice the plural: benefactors. Someone or some group(s) will benefit, too, and … Continue reading

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What Every Texas Teacher Should Know About Politicians: Lesson #4 – Government Is A Win-Lose Institution

Reality check. At the state level, there is only a limited amount of money for a seemingly unlimited number of needs and/or wants. There is never enough money and federal level is the perfect example: The feds can collect more … Continue reading

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What Every Texas Teacher Should Know About Politicians: Lesson #3: National Aspirations

There is nothing inherently wrong with a Texas state-level politician aspiring to a federal elected office or appointment. However, there is a price to pay. If a Texas state-level politician (Republican or Democrat) wants to enter politics at the federal … Continue reading

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