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Analysis: Texas Schools, by the Numbers

from The Texas Tribune, by Ross Ramsey, 7/13/15 –

Photo by Jennifer Whitney  A reading assistant reads on the classroom floor with a small group of fourth graders at Wanke Elementary School in San Antonio on March 9, 2012.

Photo by Jennifer Whitney
A reading assistant reads on the classroom floor with a small group of fourth graders at Wanke Elementary School in San Antonio on March 9, 2012.

Texas has more kids in public school than 28 states have residents.

The student population here — 5.1 million — is in the same ballpark as the total population of Colorado.

And you can see the state’s near future in the latest numbers from the Texas Education Agency: 51.8 percent Hispanic, 29.4 percent Anglo, 12.7 percent African-American, 3.7 percent Asian.

That syncs up with recent numbers from the Office of the State Demographer, which says Hispanics will outnumber Anglos by 2020 — that’s five years from now — and will account for more than half of the state’s population by 2042.

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2011 Accountability Rating System – find your school district


From the Texas Education Agency

List of Ratings by County shows all district and school ratings within a county.



Lobbying in Austin on our behalf –

MerryLynn Gerstenschlager

As many of you know, I am temporarily living in Austin in order to serve as a full-time volunteer lobbyist for Texas Eagle Forum, a pro-family organization (www.texaseagle.org), during the Texas Legislative Session.

The Session convened on January 11th and will adjourn on May 31st.

Because many of the bills filed will include a cost to the taxpayer, I thought you would like to see the attached booklet, just published by the Texas Education Agency.

This “Pocket Edition” of Texas Public School Statistics is jam-packed with at-a-glance information that should be of interest to every taxpayer, as well as public and charter school parent in Texas. Continue reading →

Texas Social Studies Standards Released – In Text Form for All To Read

Texas Legislative Update – by Liberty Institute/Free Market Foundation

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Now that the liberal media and left wing extremists have had their fun over the past month bashing the Texas social studies standards without having actually read them, let’s see what amount of ink and attention this issue gets now that people can read for themselves the final, approved content of the standards.

Today, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is scheduled to release the final version of the social studies standards passed by the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) by a vote of 9-5, on May 21 after more than a year and a half of public testimony, review, and input by professors, teachers, business leaders and parents.

Here are the direct links to the text of the standards as posted online by TEA:

Kindergarten through Grade 5

Grade 6 through Grade 8

High School

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