"Strayhorn supports more school funding"

Strayhorn calls for more money to be spent on education:

Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn quickly agreed for more state spending on public education Friday amid rousing applause from some 800 community leaders attending a workshop to learn how the Texas tax system works.

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"Let's be honest," said Strayhorn, an independent running for governor. "We need to say out loud that we need more dollars for education."

About 37,000 Texas teachers are leaving each year, she said, while 50,000 students drop out. It takes about $750 million a year simply to pay for the additional 75,000 to 80,000 students moving into the state every year.

She supports a $3,000-a-year raise for teachers.

"We're at a critical crossroad in this state," she said. "We're either going to have public education or we're not going to have public education."

Strayhorn also wants to transform the state's current elementary and secondary public education system into a 14-year program, with two years of community or technical college for all students.

So, oddsmakers, what are the chances that Strayhorn comes out for some type of gambling during the campaign? I've heard whispers, but Strayhorn was one of the big critics of Perry's VLT plan. Will she favor a different type of gambling, eg. poker?

Posted by Evan @ 01/22/06 12:58 PM

 
 

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There's been so much else going on that I've forgotten to take a good look at this story lately...

Good God she cannot be serious:

"Strayhorn also wants to transform the state's current elementary and secondary public education system into a 14-year program, with two years of community or technical college for all students."

Wow.

S.

Posted by Sedosi @ 01/24/06 04:46 PM


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