If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.


  1. For five years U.S. Senator John McCain woke up every day on a piece of wood they called a bed, for five years he was beaten, taunted and starved, to this day he is suffering from injuries from his years in captivity, those disrespecting his service are spineless sick little bastards. (By @ReaganBattalion)


  1. In 5.5 years as POW, U.S. Senator John McCain lost 50 pounds, was bound and beaten as often as every 2 hours, yet still refused early release. Lifelong injuries. That doesn’t put his political decisions above reproach, but it damn sure entitles him to respect from his countrymen as he battles cancer. (By @JamesHasson20)


  1. The needs of students outweigh the wants of adults. (By @drpriddy)


  1. The Texas School Accountability System is a cruel game that values and rewards wealthy zip codes over equitable outcomes. (By @LYSNation)


  1. Rigor is thinking; The Fundamental 5 (Cain and Laird) Frequent Small Group Purposeful Talk and Critical Writing are both thinking activities, so use The Fundamental 5 (Cain and Laird) to improve rigorous Learning daily. (By @drpriddy)


  1. Sixteen states (last count) assign school grades. The process (and the idea) is fundamentally flawed. Don’t celebrate an A and don’t mourn the D—both create a false lens that all is well or not. The public is less informed, not more. The truth is more interesting and far more useful. (By @testsenseit)


  1. We are heartened for the conversation on school funding, but it must explore courageously the need for increased state revenues. Our children’s education depends on it. Can we generate the grassroots political will to get this done? Can we produce the leadership? (By @pastors4txkids)


  1. “If Plan ‘A’ doesn’t work, just remember: The alphabet has 25 more letters.” -Unknown (By @jaclson_carrie)


  1. The 3 un-glamourous fundamentals of success: #1. Healthy food. #2. Restful sleep. #3. Moderate exercise. (By @Leadershipfreak)


  1. Say it with us… Voting is a right not a privilege. (By @RockTheVote)


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