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Title: Public education deserves our very best: Five state lawmakers tell how Texas public schools shaped their lives
Authors: Shapiro,Florence;Van de Putte,Leticia;Eissler,Rob;Patrick,Diane;Turner,Sylvester
Source: Texas Lone Star, Jul-12, 30 :6 ,pg 40-  
Subjects: Public education - Personal narratives Shapiro Florence Van de Putte Leticia Eissler Rob Patrick Diane Turner Sylvester
Ref ID: 94803
 
Title: Behind the lines: The big test
Authors: Burka,Paul
Source: Texas Monthly, Aug-12, 40 :8 ,pg 10- 12
Subjects: Educational tests and measurements Scott Robert Texas Education Agency Hammond Bill Texas Association of Business (TAB) Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Hochberg Shapiro Florence Eissler Rob
Additional Information: The battle over the Texas' reliance on high-stakes standardized exams.
Ref ID: 94610
 
Title: School daze: Education funding is grossly inadequate and unfair. But can legislators fix a system that almost nobody understands?
Authors: Rapoport,Abby
Source: Texas Observer, 8-Apr-11, 103 :7 ,pg 6-13-  
Subjects: Education - Finance Shapiro Florence Sharp John Texas Tax Reform Commission of 2006 Duncan Robert McCown Scott Hochberg Scott
Additional Information: School finance terms defined: Target revenue, WADA (Weighted Average Daily Attendance), Formulas, Tax swap, School district, Property-wealthy, and Property taxes.
Ref ID: 91241
 
Title: Floor play: Profiles in courage - The Senate's 'heroic' budget takes a knife to key programs in the state. Should we applaud senators for not using a machete?
Authors: Rapoport,Abby
Source: Texas Observer, 6-May-11, 103 :8 ,pg 19-  
Subjects: Budget Pitts Jim Dutton Harold Jr. Eltife Kevin Education - Finance Medicaid Texas Legislature - Senate Shapiro Florence Whitmire John Ogden Steve
Ref ID: 91235
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