Dan Patrick visits IDEA Carver to discuss SB2, the charter school bill

As mentioned earlier, there’s a bill pending in the Texas senate—SB2—that would have a big impact on charter schools in Texas. Key changes: raising the cap on the number of charters in Texas and creating an independent charter authorizer to… Continue Reading

Guest post at Rivard Report

When a mother needs something for her child, no one should ever say, “Just wait.” Likewise, no one should judge a mother too harshly for the things she does for her children. “Wave of New Charter Schools Enhance Inner City… Continue Reading

“What book are you reading?” — Principal Mackee Mason at IDEA Carver

“What book are you reading?” That’s the question Principal Mackee Mason asks students as he roams the campus of IDEA Carver Academy and College Prep, an open enrollment, tuition-free, public charter school on San Antonio’s East Side. On my recent tour, as… Continue Reading

College For All Children: IDEA Carver Academy and College Prep

Last Friday, I toured IDEA Carver Academy and College Prep, an open enrollment, tuition-free, public charter school on San Antonio’s East Side. The campus started by David Robinson as The Carver Academy is now part of IDEA Public Schools, with Robinson’s continued… Continue Reading