Marisa B. Perez and Ken Mercer discuss CSCOPE on Texas Week with Rick Casey

State Board of Education members Marisa B. Perez (D–San Antonio) and Ken Mercer (R–San Antonio) will be on KLRN’s Texas Week with Rick Casey tonight discussing CSCOPE. This email from Perez has more details about showtimes and channels; this earlier post has more information about… Continue Reading

New SBOE member Marisa Perez is hard to find

An Express-News columnist writes that the Texas Education Agency asked him for Marisa Perez‘s cell phone number because they needed to confirm she was coming to the orientation for new State Board of Education members on December 10, and she… 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

State Board of Education candidates in El Paso, San Antonio keep a low profile

Campaign-watchers are still scratching their heads over two State Board of Education candidates, Marisa B. Perez of San Antonio (District 3) and Martha Dominguez of El Paso (District 1), who seem to be running invisible campaigns. Rick Casey’s “Last Word”… Continue Reading

Texas Public Radio’s Pre-K 4 SA town hall meeting

As mentioned earlier, Mayor Julian Castro is promoting his early childhood education initiative, Pre-K 4 SA, in advance of a November 6 vote on a 1/8-cent sales tax increase to pay for full-day preschool, primarily for disadvantaged four-year-olds. Texas Public… Continue Reading

Video: “Sales Tax for Pre-K?” on Texas Week with Rick Casey

On a recent episode of Texas Week on KLRN, Rick Casey interviewed Dr. Harriett Romo, director of the Child & Adolescent Policy Research Institute at UTSA, and Chris Nielsen, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas — both members of Mayor Julian Castro’s Brainpower Initiative… Continue Reading