The TEKS SCAM

Following is a comparison of three 3rd grade math test questions. Notice that each problem has the same math TEKS. Are Texans being scammed by the Texas Education Agency, the SBOE, the Commissioner of Education and every legislature who has … Continue reading

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Texas School Administrators

Comments from Fil Barnes In pre-CSCOPE days, my PDAS (and the previous acronymic evaluation systems for teachers) evaluations were always very good. Students reported enjoying my classes, I had a good rapport with parents, and test scores were always up … Continue reading

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The Big Lie

No Place for Politics, pt 3: The Big Lie, and its Results by Fil Barnes, science teacher “The great masses will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.” – Adolf Hitler It probably is … Continue reading

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Texas Administrators Cripple Education

  Gullible School Administrators Introduction by Janice VanCleave The emperor in the story of “The Emperor’s New Clothes ” by Hans Christian Andersen reminds me of many Texas school administrators. The emperor like school administrators paid a lot of money for … Continue reading

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Education is No Place for Politics

A teacher’s perspective on Texas education “reform” by Fil Barnes, science teacher. I am not a perfect person. It is easy to say that, because none of us are. I am, however, an excellent teacher. I would not know this … Continue reading

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