March 2014 primary election: How will it affect education in San Antonio?

The results are (mostly) in from the March 2014 primary election. Here is a summary of races that may impact education policy in Texas, Bexar County, and San Antonio. Several races are headed for a runoff election on May 27, 2014.… Continue Reading

Turmoil on an elected school board: South San Antonio ISD

Good governance, and doing what’s right for the students, is a challenge for every school board, whether elected (as at traditional school districts) or appointed (as at charter schools in Texas). But it’s disturbing to read about the level of… Continue Reading

Education impact from 2012 election results

The 2012 general election is over; what was the impact on education? Locally, Mayor Julian Castro’s Pre-K 4 SA initiative passed. “Local voters decide to put their money on Pre-K 4 SA”, Josh Baugh & Maria Luisa Cesar, San Antonio Express-News,… Continue Reading

Early voting begins today

Today, October 22, is the first day of early voting. Go to the Bexar County Elections website to find early voting locations, hours of operation, and sample ballots. These local races are the most likely to have an impact on education issues… Continue Reading

Differences on education in Texas House District 117 race on San Antonio’s West Side

Gilbert Garcia reported from the Texas House District 117 campaign forums about differences on public education issues between incumbent John V. Garza (a Republican) and challenger Philip Cortez (a Democrat). “Class Dismissed at Garza-Cortez Forums”, Gilbert Garcia, Plaza de Armas, September 29,… Continue Reading

Selected runoff primary election results

The results are in from yesterday’s runoff primary election. Here are the races we’ve been following: Texas Senate District 25:  Donna Campbell defeated incumbent Jeff Wentworth in the Republican runoff. “Campbell upsets Wentworth for Texas Senate”, John W. Gonzalez, San Antonio Express-News,… Continue Reading

Runoff primary election early voting starts Monday, July 23

The runoff primary election is July 31, but early voting starts Monday, July 23. Here are some races that may impact education: Texas Senate District 25: Republican runoff between Jeff Wentworth (the incumbent) and Donna Campbell Texas House District 117:… Continue Reading