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“We went out and won some elections”

I know people who read this blog understand the importance of voting in every election, but I think it’s good to be reminded from time to time. So with that, this Statesman article about the current state of the SBOE and how they managed to do so much damage to the public school curriculum, sums it all up nicely.

The seeds of the current discord at the State Board of Education were sown in 1997 when the conservative minority was shut out of the final debate over new curriculum standards.

Unlike today’s curriculum critics, the conservatives and their allies didn’t march in protest or hold news conferences to disparage the majority, said David Bradley , R-Beaumont, a board member since 1996 .

“We just went out and won some elections,” Bradley said.

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  1. Burt Levine says:

    Thank You
    Dear friends, neighbors and fellow tax payers,

    My family and I, from the bottom of our hearts, thank the citizen voters of Missouri City for the confidence placed in me in the May 8th election. It is humbling and overwhelming. I will work hard to make you proud and to make myself accessible to all the citizens of Missouri City.

    I know it is the voters that put me into this position and that my responsibility remains solely to the voters of Missouri City for the actions I take as their Council Member.

    Responsible, reliable and respectful representation must begin with our City Council. Please join my family and me to celebrate what was achieved at the ballot box Saturday by attending the swearing in ceremonies Monday, May 17 starting at 6:30 pm at the Missouri City Council Chamber 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas 77489.

    Thank you and God Bless Missouri City and Fort Bend County, Texas.

    Danny Nguyen

  2. Matthew Venhaus says:

    It’s not true that conservatives didn’t try to rally their base against the SBOE. And critics are trying to get elected.

  3. blank says:

    Yup! And the fact that we didn’t even oppose Dunbar’s election in 2006 even though that district could be flipped really shows that we weren’t paying attention. That shouldn’t happen again.