Saturday, April 23, 2011

School Funding Doesn’t Matter? TPPF and TAB Get it Wrong! « A "Fuller" Look at Education Issues

School Funding Doesn’t Matter? TPPF and TAB Get it Wrong! « A "Fuller" Look at Education Issues

School Funding Doesn’t Matter? TPPF and TAB Get it Wrong!

In a recent roundtable interview with education “experts”*(see endnote) in Texas Monthly entitled “Night of the Living Ed” that can be found at http://www.texasmonthly.com/2011-05-01/feature2.php, a number of dubious statements were made. This is the kind of article and talk that makes my head explode. I have the same reaction when watching either the Senate Education Committee and House Public Education Committee. Why? Because people make “facts” up and pass them off as truth when there is empirical studies that show the opposite of what they claim.

This strategy is employed by folks across the political spectrum, but seems to be a favorite strategy of certain (not all) conservative groups.

Now, the conversation below does not appear like outright lying, but both Mr. Hammond and especially Ms. Wolgemuth should know better than to make the following statements:

Louis Malfaro: I think Scott (McCown) raised an interesting issue, this tension in Texas between

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