Friday, June 24, 2011

A Follow up on Texas Politics and Public Education

Texans May Be Too Defensive About Their Public Schools and Public Image

by Peter Stern

The fact is that Texas is near last on the list of providing a quality public school education and near last re: providing the tax dollars to operate the system. But realistically, just throwing more money into public education does NOT automatically improve it.

One woman, Donna, blogged in response to my last commentary on Public Education, that kids can do well in public schools... that it is in the hands of the children and their parents. Children can do well in public school and she referred to her own children as an example. Part of the comment is correct, but it is also inaccurate. Here is my response to her and to other Texans who can’t see the reality of what is going on here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry is a Legend in His Own Mind

Bending and Hiding the Truth is a Perry Art Form

by Peter Stern

Question:  What do you call an incumbent Governor who wins with a mere 39 percent of the total votes?

Answer:  Texas Governor Rick Perry.

So, why would Perry even consider a run for the presidency in 2012?  The man is delusional.  In his own words, he thinks he is “a prophet” doing God’s work.  Perry has won an unprecedented 4th term as governor because the other Republican and Democratic candidates scare-off Texas voters even worse than Perry does.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


What’s So Special About Another Texas Special Legislative Session?

Answer:   .  Not a Damn Thing.

by Peter Stern

Each Texas Special Legislative Session costs the taxpayers at least $2 MILLION.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Public Education: How To Improve It and Cut The Cost

Last call to save public education...

Public Education: How To Improve It and Cut The Cost

by Peter Stern

The Fight Against a Mediocre Public Education is NOT working. We all know it.

For the majority of children and parents, who rely on it, public education continues to fail the needs and the learning outcomes of the children attempting to get a quality education. Believe me, I know first-hand. I graduated public education, barely. My high school had 6,000 kids enrolled.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Waving Goodbye to Public Education

Texas Legislature doing what it does best.... removing tax dollars from public education

by Peter Stern

Slightly more than 10 years ago the state provided up to 70 percent of the total budget for public education. Local government, mostly via home property taxes, provided the remaining 30 percent. Currently, those percentages are reversed and now the State is looking to provide even less to public schools in the Special Legislative Session under proposed Senate Bill 1 that seeks to cut public education financing down another 6 percent.