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Chevalier, Andrea; González, Mary E. – Texas Education Review, 2019
Teachers' positionality within the political landscape has evolved rapidly over recent election cycles. In Texas, nationwide teacher advocacy and anti-teacher state legislation motivated teachers to become politically involved. Increased teacher voting greatly impacted the 2018 election results, which led statewide leaders and legislators of the…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Advocacy, Educational Legislation, State Legislation
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Wing, Michelle; Saboda, Jennifer – Texas Education Review, 2018
In an era of increasing teacher accountability, charter schools are finding ways to circumnavigate the restrictions placed on public schools in regard to teacher certification. These efforts purportedly are being made to fill teacher shortages in high need areas, but realistically allow charter school teachers to avoid expensive and time-consuming…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teacher Certification, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Wilson, Bradford – Texas Education Review, 2000
Suggests that higher education has compromised its academic integrity by embracing politically progressive reforms and postmodern ideology. Culture wars exist between those wishing to politicize academic life as part of social transformation and those viewing higher education as a sustained and rigorous academic enterprise. (SM)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), General Education, Higher Education
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Ridgley, Stanley K. – Texas Education Review, 2000
Reviews the modern academy's intellectual foundations, rooted in Marcuse's, Ginsburg's, Kerouac's, and Mailer's ideas. Highlights Kimball's new book on the 1960s cultural revolution. Questions the notion that the 1960s were about peace, love, compassion, and diversity, revealing deep connections between modern political correctness and Marcusian…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational History, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education
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Merrifield, John D. – Texas Education Review, 2000
Reviews the many dramatically different forms of school choice proposals, warning against implementing sharply limited and regulated school choice plans and arguing that if the failure of school choice is wrongly attributed to too much choice rather than too little, broader and freer experiments in choice could be politically doomed. Focuses on…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Competition, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support
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Godzina, Bruce – Texas Education Review, 2000
Argues that using mandatory fees to fund political speech violates college students' rights if they object to that speech. Cases from two states highlight arguments on both sides of this question. Rejects the Supreme Court's decision upholding such fees, arguing that forced contributions to political groups violates the First Amendment and the…
Descriptors: Fees, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, Politics of Education
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Finn, Chester E., Jr.; Manno, Bruno V.; Vanourek, Gregg – Texas Education Review, 2002
Examines how charter schools can avoid past pitfalls, describing: policy dilemmas (e.g., state charter laws and political opposition); school-level dilemmas (e.g., lack of business acumen and enrollment problems); and the life cycle of charter schools (e.g., staff burnout and worrisome test scores). Notes solutions to startup problems, examining…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Educational Policy