Top LYS Tweets – June 18, 2018

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.   “In Arizona, the only state that rivals Florida when it…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of January 15, 2017

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of January 15, 2017 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. It is morally wrong for Texas Legislature members…

LYS Top Tweets From the Week of January 8, 2017

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of January 8, 2017 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.     Choose realistic optimism or get out of…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of January 1, 2017

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of January 1, 2017 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. School choice is not about failing schools…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of October 9, 2016

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of October 9, 2016 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. Some kids go an entire day at…

The Big Voucher Lie

The Big Voucher Lie: We need to create, provide and protect the rights of parents to have school choice.  This is not only a lie… it is a DAMN lie.  We have school choice.  In Texas, where I reside, every parent has the ability to enroll his or her child in… 1. Essentially any traditional…

A Superintendent Writes… Lies, Damn Lies, and Pro-Voucher Propaganda – Part 1

In response to the 5/22/15 post, “Lies, Damn Lies, and Pro-Voucher Propaganda,” a LYS Superintendent writes: OMG! “Closet Segregationist!!!”   Remind me to never get in a debate with you.  And, by the why, you are completely right.  No one is “escaping” to diversified, all-inclusive private schools.   Well, maybe that is wrong.  The private…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of April 5, 2015

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of April 5, 2015. 1. Pastors know a church budget is not a…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of February 22, 2015

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of February 22, 2015. 1. School choice? Options abound: Relocation, Transfers, Charters, Home…

Vouchers and “School Choice” – Yet Another Inconvenient Truth

Voucher / School Choice proponents hold themselves up as the saviors of the victims of public schools.  The victims being the poor children that are forced to attend failing schools that evidently no one else has any concern for.  The sound bite is, “No child should be forced to attend a failing school;” (semi-colon on…

The Flawed Logic of “My Money Should Follow My Child”

As we all know there is a significant push for the adoption of a “Money Follows the Child / Voucher” program.  There are a host of arguments that have been presented by the advocates of these programs.  One of the arguments that initially seems logical and rational can be summarized as follows: “As a parent…

Why the Funding Should NOT Follow the Student

There is a growing argument in Texas for state education dollars to “follow the student.”  Meaning that it costs the state about $7,500.00 to educate a student in Texas and that the state funding should follow the student, to any education setting. This seems logical.  And for “School Choice” advocates, they present this as a…

A Superintendent Writes… But By Any Other Name

A LYS Superintendent submits the following: Vouchers and the expansion of charter schools are at the forefront of the legislative session.  I have no serious issue with charters, other than the fact they don’t compete on an even playing field with traditional public schools.  This has been addressed by others who have written to the…
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