Topic: Schools

Federal Law Banning School Corporal Punishment Is Needed

Oct. 21, 2016

Children deserve more, not less, protection from physical assault than adults. A federal law banning corporal punishment from schools would do just that.

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It’s Time for Informed Decision-Making About Vaccination

Sept. 7, 2016

Let’s not erode the progress we’ve made during the past 50 years and keep preventable diseases from spreading.

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School-to-Prison Pipeline Caused By War on Drugs Policy

April 25, 2016
Jail Cell

Nixon’s drug policies that began in the 1970s seeped into our nation’s education policy 20 years later, and today funnels hundreds of thousands of youths from schools into prison.

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Texas Must Change How We Learn About Black Lives in Schools

March 2, 2016
Chalk Board

Students only get a glimpse of black people in history, other than when the textbooks talk about slavery or the Civil Rights Movement. It’s time for a change.

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Texas Schools Must Become Relevant Again

Oct. 21, 2015

Millennials are coming of age at a time when many of our notions about work, identity, opportunity and mobility are undergoing profound change. Unfortunately our schools are not adapting.Schools across Texas must strive to be more responsive to the demands of our times, and that means teaching students the skills that are fit for an innovation economy.

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