Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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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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What Every Texas Teacher Should Know About Politicians: Lesson #2 – Votes Count

Let’s revisit Lesson 1: A politician’s number one constituent is him- or herself. A Lesson 1A would be: Politicians, first and foremost, want to be re-elected and/or they are desirous of that next, bigger and better, electable position or political … Continue reading

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What Every Texas K-12 Public Educator Should Know About Politics And Politicians: Lesson 1 – The Number One Constituent

Lesson one: A politician’s number one constituent is him- or herself. At its foundation, politics is a self-serving profession. Politicians, first and foremost, want to be re-elected and/or they are desirous of that next, bigger and better, electable position or … Continue reading

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What Every Texas Educator Should Know About Politicians: Introduction

Texas K-12 public educators, for the most part, are big-hearted, caring, and wonderful people. They are well schooled in their profession, but, often, not as well informed about state-level politicians. This series of blogs is intended to shed light on … Continue reading

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