Civic engagement: Getting re-connected with state and local politics

There’s an election going on now in San Antonio. Yes, really! Early voting happened last week, and election day is tomorrow, January 6, 2015. Voter turnout is likely to be in the single digits. Sigh. Elections matter. What will it… Continue Reading

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

Parents, you can send your kids to charter schools and still be a good person

Parents, you can send your kids to charter schools and still be a good person. The same goes for parents who homeschool or send their kids to private schools. The responsible thing to do is to find the situation that… Continue Reading

[Updated] About San Antonio Charter Moms

This morning, I updated my About page. I’ve copied it here to snapshot it, because I’m sure I’ll be updating it again soon.  San Antonio moms, dads, and kids need more good education choices. This blog is meant to help… Continue Reading

BASIS San Antonio dedication ceremony welcomes a world-class educational opportunity

The BASIS San Antonio dedication ceremony on September 25, 2013 welcomed guests and dignitaries with a performance by the 7th & 8th grade strings. Tiffany O’Neill, BASIS San Antonio Head of School, celebrated the school’s opening. (Classes began September 3, 2013… Continue Reading

Achievement School District SB1718 fails on point of order

As explained in this earlier post, SB1718 would have established a statewide Achievement School District to oversee the most troubled schools in Texas. Unfortunately, the bill failed in the House on a point of order filed by Rep. Armando Walle (D-Houston). (Sen. Royce… Continue Reading