Posts Tagged ‘school’

Hail Perry Full of …

The governor’s latest political ad gets lots of attention, most of it bad.
Just when it seemed Rick Perry’s flagging presidential campaign couldn’t get any more desperate, his latest Iowa TV ad disproved that belief.

Bloody Monday

John Q. Reader
To the editor: The Metropolis story “Bloody Monday at JPS” (Oct. 26, 2011) by Peter Gorman is another testament to the economy gone sour. And the middle class and lower class are the sacrificial lambs at the altar of avaric...

Knocking on the Door

Hispanic political power is at stake in redistricting battles.
Dan McGraw, Photos by Lee Chastain
Contention is always on the agenda in Fort Worth’s halls of government, whether the question is gas wells, bullying, budget woes, or eminent domain. But in the last few weeks, the heat has been turned up on an even more nuts-...

More Bucks for Bidness, Less for Kids

State Sen. Wendy Davis fought long and hard earlier this year to find a way to keep the state from cutting $5 billion in education spending. One of her proposals was to keep private corporations — particularly energy companie...


Gallery at UTA
For its silver anniversary show, the Gallery at UTA has taken the numerically consistent step of showcasing 25 artists from its 25 years in operation.

School Bullies

The Fort Worth district’s culture of intimidation goes far beyond the classroom.
Last month, Fort Worth schools trustees voted to broaden the district’s antidiscrimination policy to include “gender identity and expression” for students. The change is designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and tra...


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.

IffySwift Justice

An immodest proposal for tykes’ right to carry.
Oh boy, here we go again. Last month, a kindergartner carried a gun into a Houston elementary school, and it fired when he was trying to pull it out and show it off at lunch. There’s no mystery regarding what happened next: T...

Putting the Bite on Education

Outside legal fees aren’t helping the Fort Worth school district with its red ink problem.
Last December, Fort Worth schools trustee Ann Sutherland, worried that the district was about to lose its chance to protest the drilling of a gas well within 200 feet of T.A. Sims Elementary School, filled out a one-page docume...

Cutting the Economy to Ribbons

Rick Perry says a no-new-taxes budget is good for business in Texas – but is it?
Gov. Rick Perry’s press releases have been practically bursting with pride lately, as a Texas Legislature with a heavy Republican majority has passed bill after bill dear to his heart and political aspirations –– especial...