May 2014 runoff primary election and the impact on education in San Antonio

The results are in from the May 2014 runoff primary election. How will these results impact education in San Antonio, Bexar County, and Texas? What can we expect at the general election on November 4, 2014? U.S. Congress Will Hurd defeated Francisco “Quico”… Continue Reading

Talking about education with Will Hurd, candidate for US Congress District 23

Last month, Will Hurd, who is running for Congress in District 23 (which includes western Bexar County and miles and miles of West Texas), met students from BASIS San Antonio at Choose to Succeed‘s quarterly convening of charter school leaders and community members. He was… Continue Reading

School board elections 2013: San Antonio ISD District 4

This earlier post has a summary of this year’s races for the San Antonio ISD Board of Trustees. District 4, an area south of downtown, including Burbank High School (known for its Agricultural Science magnet program), has the most divided race. “Four vie… Continue Reading

School choice town hall Thursday, February 28 at UTSA downtown campus

Do you have strong feeling about school choice? Consider attending Thursday’s town hall meeting. “UTSA and S.A. Express-News to host series of town hall discussions”, Tim Brownlee, UTSA Today news release, February 25, 2013. The town hall meeting about school choice… Continue Reading

Speculation about why Perez ran for SBOE: Payback?

Express-News columnist Gilbert Garcia shares speculation about why Marisa Perez ran for State Board of Education: The payback theory goes like this: [Leticia] Cantu-Cortez, the wife of newly elected state Rep. Phil Cortez, was bitter about her surprising 2011 District 4 City Council… Continue Reading

Following up on Pre-K 4 SA town hall

As mentioned earlier, Texas Public Radio hosted a public town hall meeting last week about Mayor Julian Castro’s Pre-K 4 SA proposal. Even if you weren’t there, you can watch the video at NOWCastSA or download the audio from last night’s “Newsmaker Hour” on KSTX. At… Continue Reading