Top LYS Tweets – April 22, 2019

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.   “Vouchers are corrupt.” (By @pastors4txkids)   More children were shot…

Teacher Pay And The Slow Death Of Small Towns

30 years ago, small towns across Texas were doing a whole lot better than they are today.   And 30 years ago, small town teacher salaries were on par with (and in a number of cases) better than suburban and urban teacher salaries.   Today’s question… Are these two facts related?   The answer, absolutely.…

The “Why I’m Voting For School Bonds” Response To Local Anti-Taxers

It’s election time again and on the ballot in my community is a $800 million school bond. This sounds like a lot of money, and it is, but some background.   My local school district serves 62,000 students at 66 campuses with over 7,000 employees. The area I live in is suburban and affluent. The…

The Lie Of Increased School Funding

In Texas, our anti-public school politicians, who have been in power for over a decade have done a couple of things that have devastated public school finance.   They put a cap on property tax rates. Which is the primary way Texas public schools are funded.   The state “recaptures” a percentage of the property…

Top LYS Tweets – April 1, 2019

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.   This 5th grade teacher gets it: “We can’t fund two…

Yet Another Stupid Public Education Idea From The Texas Senate

The Texas Senate, led by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, has proposed yet another stupid idea that combines everything that wrong with both Texas school funding and accountability.   Base campus funding on performance on the state accountability test (STAAR).   This is the same accountability test that has a significant positive performance correlation to the…

Top LYS Tweets – January 29, 2019

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. There is nothing more awesome than running a school that maximizes…

Top LYS Tweets – January 14, 2019

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. I just read this interesting thread about whose job is the…

Top LYS Tweets – December 17, 2018

Blog Post: Top LYS Tweets – December 17, 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. The Lesson…

Top LYS Tweets – December 4, 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.   Without realizing it, we sort students into groups of leaders…

Top LYS Tweets (GO VOTE Edition) – November, 5 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.   The crisis in Texas public school funding is not an accident.…

Top LYS Tweets – October 22, 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.   The root causes of our property tax and school funding…

Top LYS Tweets – October 15, 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.   I cannot support someone that purportedly “represents me” and doesn’t want…

Top LYS Tweets – October 1, 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.   The most important thing I learned in Kindergarten today. First,…

Top LYS Tweets – September 4, 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.   Hey, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick! Why won’t you debate…

Top LYS Tweets – August 20, 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.   Was asked today an important question today: Why don’t we…

Top LYS Tweets – August 13, 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.   Why is it okay to have students redo courses they fail,…

Top LYS Tweets – July 2, 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.   “Regrettably, public education has been underfunded, ignored, under-led, sidestepped, attacked,…

The Protect Our Children Initiative – Part 12, Campus Security

The following is a continuation of our ongoing focus and discussion on gun violence at schools.  This post is written by a long time LYSer.   I have read a lot of ideas over the past few weeks in the wake of more school shootings.  I have found most of these ideas lacking.  But, considering the people offering…

Top LYS Tweets – May 22, 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.   For five years U.S. Senator John McCain woke up every…

Top LYS Tweets – May 7, 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. I’ve voted more this year than I have my whole life. I’m…

Top 10 LYS Tweets – April 30, 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.   1.School voucher advocates are taking advantage of ignorance, fear, greed,…

Top LYS Tweets – April 23, 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.   1.If it doesn’t require courage, it’s not big enough. (By…

Top LYS Tweets – April 16, 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. 1. For every teacher who complains about and struggles with insultingly low…

The Real Expectation Problem

We have problem in education today.  The problem is that what is expected from today’s teacher far exceeds what was expected from any teacher previously.  Which mean two things.   1.The previous model for an effective teacher becomes more out of date every day.   2.What we currently pay teachers is inadequate compensation for the…

Top 10 LYS Tweets – April 9, 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.   There is a new wind blowing in Texas and throughout the…

Top 10 LYS Tweets – March 27, 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.   Successful leaders run toward problems, not away. If you want…

Blog Post: Top 10 LYS Tweets – March 12, 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. 1. The depth of student thinking in the typical high school…

Top 10 LYS Tweets – February 26, 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.   When he was still a state senator, I was in…
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