Friday, January 8, 2010

More Dastardly Rumors About Texas Schools


Sec. 25.081.  OPERATION OF SCHOOLS.  (a)  Except as authorized under Subsection (b) of this section, Section 25.084, or Section 29.0821, for each school year each school district must operate so that the district provides for at least 180 days of instruction for students.
(b)  The commissioner may approve the instruction of students for fewer than the number of days required under Subsection (a) if disaster, flood, extreme weather conditions, fuel curtailment, or another calamity causes the closing of schools.


I just finished speaking with a fellow whose wife is a schoolteacher.  He told me that she was back at work after the recent Christmas holiday and was having her kids review their work from the spring in preparation for taking Semester Tests in a few days.

I'm surprised at this.  During my public school sentence, I always took Semester tests before Christmas break, not after.  His response --

"The travel industry lobbied Austin to change the school calendar.  It seems that Texas parent's travel opportunities were being hindered by the States mandated school calendar.  The change effected allows the family greater summer travel options thereby increasing profit to the travel industry."

The Texas Education Agency -


The mission of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is to provide leadership, guidance, and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students.


At parent-teacher conferences, it is only grades in fact that come up for discussion – never learning.

I’ve made it my life’s goal to tell all Americans why they shouldn’t have their children in public schools.


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