Posts Tagged ‘education’
Ray: “I decided I wanted to fight.” Photo by James Coreas.

Scholar, fighter, mother

A Fort Worth mom overcomes a debilitating disease to go back to school — with her two daughters.
Eric Griffey
Last fall, University of North Texas undergraduate Darla Ray competed in a dance tournament. The dance-off among teams representing campus dorms was a part of the school’s “Yell Like Hell” homecoming festivities, a series...

Shaw: The number of teachers leaving Heights is only “a little more than usual.” Jeff Prince

Leaving Heights

About a fourth of the troubled high school’s faculty is heading out the door.
The first to go was Tommy Elliott, the winning head baseball coach at Arlington Heights High School for the last 30 years. This year he put both his glove and his grading pencil (he also taught English) on the shelf, retiring a...

Wendy Davis stuck her neck out for schoolkids.

And got her district Chopped Up.
It was the last Sunday in May, last day of this year’s regular session of the Texas Legislature, and State Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth had some hard thinking to do. Republicans had been wrangling over budget cuts for month...


Fort Worth schools just lost a lot of ground.
Eddie Griffin
For a while there, things were looking good for education in this country — and even in Fort Worth.

Education Is Fair Game

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Recent articles in a local newspaper portrayed mayoral candidate Cathy Hirt as creating an adversarial relationship with the Fort Worth school district and Superintendent Melody Johnson over the interpretation of...

Fiddling, Burning

Politicians are mugging while Texas’ future goes up in flames.
The lobbyist walked out of the capitol, disgustedly shaking his head. “It’s the worst session I’ve ever seen,” said the lobbyist, a former legislator of more than a decade. “Everybody over there’s scared to death.

Save Our Schools, Superman

Kristian Lin
I had a lot of thoughts about the film Waiting for “Superman” that I couldn’t get into this week’s Film Shorts. This documentary an infuriating movie on many levels, not only because it depicts widesprea...

True Wealth

Go to school and learn to see the world.
The other day my son tried a new tack to get out of going to school. He said he didn’t like his school because it was too hard. He said “normal” schools were easier. And he wanted to go to a normal school.

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

And the Oscar goes to … that guy. An analysis of the awards’ not-so-major categories.
Hey, look! It’s an Oscar ceremony in March, just like we used to have every year. With all the attention on the Best Picture and acting races as usual, I’m running my third annual rundown of some of the lesser-known categor...

About a Girl

The radiant and gently heartbreaking An Education opens in Grapevine this Friday and is still playing at the Modern this weekend. It richly deserves to be seen, in a week when the buzz machine is at full roar for that other mov...