Category Archives: Education

The Existential Gap in Texas K-12 Public Education

In Texas’s K-12 Public Education System, there is an Existential Gap (EG) in its formal curricula. The biggest of life’s questions are not addressed and generally not acknowledged. I do not suggest that life’s biggest questions be addressed or acknowledged … Continue reading

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Teachers: What’s Your Focus?

Teachers, what’s your focus? Sometimes the difference between a superior monarch photo and a just-ok one can be a leaf in the foreground: it, not the butterfly, grabs the camera’s automatic focus and also blocks part of the view. Great … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream and Texas K-12 Public Schools: Why A Broken System Is Good For Politicians (Part III)

In this series, Texas politicians created a system where they provide a traditional serving of strawberry cheesecake ice cream for all K-12 age children 180 days a year, and then added a state provided ice cream of your choice (charter … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream and Texas K-12 Public Schools: Making Everyone Happy, But Not Really (Part II)

Let’s say that the State of Texas is constitutionally required to¬†establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of free¬†strawberry cheesecake ice cream to all K-12 age children. The State of Texas takes it a step further and … Continue reading

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Upon Graduation From High School, Is There More To Life Than Being An Independent Thinker, Prepared For Success In College, Career, Or The Military, And Citizenship?

Abraham Lincoln said, “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next.” What is the philosophy of Texas’s K-12 public school rooms? There isn’t one, at least there’s nothing called … Continue reading

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Warning: There Is More To Life Than What Texas Public Education Offers Its Students.

The Texas Education Agency’s Strategic Plan documents its priorities for all students of Texas public schools: The TEA works to improve outcomes for all public school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems, working … 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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