Now, I realize that I’ve picked on some of the “Top Houston political bloggers” lately because most of them would rather spread a lie than to tell the truth in the championing of their partisan causes. The blogger I’m going to point you to today may not be one of those THPB’s as named by Neil Aquino but I promise you she is every bit as top as any of the ones he named AND she isn’t vulgar. As best I can tell, she’s never even used the derogatory term that her comrades like to use for us Tea Party types. Make no mistake, she hangs out and supports one of the most vile (warning, generally NSFW) of them, but manages to “rise” above that guy. And yes, her partisan leanings can infrequently result in outrageous blog posts. Example. Martha….seriously?
But put that stuff aside and focus on her education blogging. I do. And I haven’t found anyone better. If you have, please, let me know. Yes, she writes from a liberal perspective and you must keep that in the back of your mind. Just as you must keep in the back of your mind that I write from a conservative perspective. Okay, all you guys that call me a liberal can stop laughing now. You get the point.
Enough already. This “Top Houston political blogger” would be Martha over at Musings. I’m guessing that she isn’t going to thank me too much for praising her because her boys are going to be upset but that’s okay. Our education system in Texas really does need help, so she’ll just have to put up with them hassling her. I don’t think the system is beyond repair, but there are many problems. And the only ones that can address them are the people we elect to the State House and Senate.
So do everyone in Texas a favor: click over to Muse and read these four posts before you fill out your ballot. Even if you plan to be a STAR and vote straight R. Okay?
- End of Course Exams: Another Unfunded Mandate
- End of Course Exams Will Drive Students to Minimum Graduation Plan
- On the Ground: Teaching the New Science TEKS Without Textbooks
- EOC’s and the State Budget Crisis: A Perfect Storm
After you’ve read them, send them to your state rep and senator and the candidates, if any, running against them. Ask them what they think on this one little issue. That is all I ask. Just ask. You’ll know what to do after that. I promise you that I have already done this and would not ask you to do anything that I wouldn’t. If you don’t know how to contact them, let me know.
And just for fun, check this one out:
I hope you take the time to do this. She writes very concisely and to the point, it will not be something dry and boring. This isn’t a Rodney King can’t we all get along request – not getting along is way too much fun, especially lately. But if you truly want what is best for the state, you have to inform yourself because even conservatives can be so ideologically driven that we miss the cost savings that doing it right the first time can bring. And if we can gripe and moan about unfunded mandates from the federal leviathan, we can and MUST do the same to our Republican controlled state government.