Tag: Op-ed

Charles R. Martinez, Jr.: Teachers are Routinely Devalued. We Have the Power to Change That.

Aug. 23, 2019
Dean Martinez discusses the immense value of teachers in an op-ed for the Austin-American Statesman saying, “There is truly no more important profession with the power to transform lives.”

David DeMatthews: Stop Blaming Public Schools for Everything Awful

Aug. 9, 2019
When it comes to society’s problems, politicians always seem to place at least some blame on public schools, scapegoating them for social issues that politicians themselves fail to address.

Richard Reddick: How to Support Students with Trauma as School Starts

Aug. 8, 2019
Educators and those who work with youths have an important responsibility in creating the environment where ideas and opinions can be shared in a productive way.

David DeMatthews: School Finance Reform Law Marks the Starting Point, Not the Finish Line

June 17, 2019
Associate Professor David DeMatthews explains that House Bill 3 is a starting point for funding education in Texas and discusses other changes that now must follow in an op-ed for the Austin-American Statesman.

Kevin Cokley: Celebrate Our Cultural Bond on Juneteenth

June 18, 2019
Despite their common ancestral bond, Africans and African Americans lack a sense of connection due to what they have been taught about each other and the influence of racist narratives.

Doctoral Student M. Yvonne Taylor on Ross Perot's impact on K-12 Education Policy in Texas

June 09, 2019
Long before he ran for president, H. Ross Perot had an impact on Texas football and the life of this woman from Texas.

M. Yvonne Taylor: Enough with that parent dress code

April 26, 2019
Educational Leadership and Policy doctoral student M. Yvonne Taylor explains that how parents show up is far less important than that they show up in a recent op-ed for the Houston Chronicle.