“Recaptured & Redirected”: A Panel Discussion on Public School Finance

State and local governments collect taxes and allocate money for public education—but is enough money being spent on public schools, and what is the impact of public charter schools? A panel of experts discussed these issues on Monday, August 6,… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: The Road to Byzantium

[Hall Monitor] Texas School Finance Commission | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. On March 19, the Texas Commission on Public School Finance listened to ten hours of public testimony on . . . everything. The… Continue Reading

Private School Parents Making Public Education Policy: Controversy with Trey Martinez Fischer and Diana Arévalo

Private School Parents Making Public Education Policy: Controversy with Trey Martinez Fischer and Diana Arévalo | San Antonio Charter Moms

When you’re making policy about public education, does it matter whether you send your own kids to public schools or private schools? I’d sure like to know, but I also want to look at voting records and other data about… Continue Reading

Comments on Education: One on One with Senator José Menéndez and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Comments on Education: One on One with Senator José Menéndez and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce | San Antonio Charter Moms

Education was a hot topic at One on One with Senator José Menéndez, a luncheon event hosted by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the Westin Riverwalk on September 19, 2017. Ramiro Cavazos, President and CEO of the Hispanic… Continue Reading

Catch a ride to the Texas School Choice Week Rally in Austin on January 30, 2015

Show your support at the Texas School Choice Week Rally in Austin on January 30, 2015. Families Empowered is coordinating free transportation, meals, and activities at the Texas State Capitol as part of National School Choice Week (January 25-31, 2015). In… Continue Reading

Bexar County school district consolidation bill (HB2542) failed, but expect Rep. Roland Gutierrez to keep trying

UPDATE: SB2, the charter school bill, includes a provision for studying Bexar County school district consolidation. “Consolidation bill will force key debate”, San Antonio Express-News, June 15, 2013 (at mysanantonio.com). As mentioned earlier, state Rep. Roland Gutierrez (campaign site) filed a bill, HB… Continue Reading

Senator Donna Campbell opens her San Antonio district office

Surrounded by family and friends, Dr. Donna Campbell greeted supporters at the opening of her district office in San Antonio yesterday morning. (She opened her New Braunfels office, a first for District 25, in the afternoon.) Pastor John Hagee led a prayer for… Continue Reading

NYT on SB2: Sen. Dan Patrick’s education reform bill

Senate Bill 2, the centerpiece of Mr. Patrick’s plans for the session, is the most ambitious attempt to expand the state’s charter school system since it was established in 1995. . . . Mr. Patrick’s proposal would eliminate a law… Continue Reading

WSJ: Massachusetts considers raising cap on charter schools

Two Democratic legislators in Massachusetts have proposed legislation that “would abolish all caps on charter schools and charter-school spending in 29 low-performing school districts, including Boston.” “New Front in Charter Schools”, Jennifer Levitz, Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2013. In Texas,… Continue Reading

School finance litigation: district judge denies charter school claims

As mentioned earlier, last year the Texas Charter Schools Association joined the school finance litigation, challenging the lack of facilities funding for charter schools, and asking the court to lift the cap on the number of charter schools. The trial ended… Continue Reading