Category: Commentary

SAISD asked business leaders for support. They delivered. Here’s what that means…and here’s what it doesn’t mean.

SAISD asked business leaders for support. They delivered. Here’s what that means…and here’s what it doesn’t mean.

One of the best things about business leaders is their fondness for putting things in writing. Rather than leave it to journalists and bloggers (like me) to try to parse where they stand, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce decided to circulate a statement in its newsletter explaining its full support for embattled SAISD Superintendent…

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#walkoutroadtrip: Dispatches from a suburban full of teenagers going to petition the Lt. Governor

#walkoutroadtrip: Dispatches from a suburban full of teenagers going to petition the Lt. Governor

Today, I’m literally taking backseat to a group of students who, I am sure of it, will one day appear on a ballot. These young leaders already inspire me with their candor, intensity, and immunity to bullshit. Their principal, Delia McLerran, arranged for the students to meet with representatives from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s office…

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

The 2017-18 school year has been the year of the high school student activist. Locally, before the shooting in Parkland, Fla. sparked gun control activity, San Antonio ISD drew protests when it added sexual orientation and gender identity to its non-discrimination policy. Students protested President Trump’s repeal of DACA. And then there was the renaming…

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