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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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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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Beauty In The World: A Fly In The Front Yard

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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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