Friday, January 28, 2011

Federal Education Policy and the States, 1945-2009: A Brief Synopsis

I'm happy to share this really excellent report [pdf] that considers the impact of states like Texas to genuinely lead our nation—for better and for worse. This helps us to consider that what we do here in Texas really matters and has the potential, indeed, to change the world.

Although the outcome of this legislative session could prove me wrong, the value of this—at least partially—is to help dispel myths that Texas is a backwater state. The record points to several positive, powerful impacts on the nation through jurisprudence and state law about which we should be proud.

This record helps us to know our history and to be better decision makers today.

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