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UT ranked 3rd Richest University in the US

Higher education reform centered on funding and on reforms in the delivery system.  It appears one Texas University – yes, THE University of Texas – isn’t hurting for money. The most recent comprehensive endowment study from the National Association of College and University Business Owners, which evaluated the 2011 endowment funds for 839 institutions in […]

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AFP Testimony: Senate Education Committee Hearing Nov. 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 J

Senate Education Committee Hearing November 17, 2014 Testimony by Peggy Venable Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Texas One-tenth of the nation’s K-12 students go to school in Texas today and we are challenged with providing them the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. Education is the springboard to a fulfilling, productive and prosperous life. Texas is in […]

It’s time for school choice in Texas

July 16, 2014 J

We at AFP want to thank our friends at the American Federation for Children and Alliance for School Choice for the public service announcement, “Educational Choice Now”.  The PSA features Hall of Fame football player Deion Sanders and retired-WNBA star and Olympic gold medal winner Lisa Leslie. The PSA released was in conjunction with National School Choice Week and Super Bowl […]

School coalition complains about transparency

May 15, 2014 J

Fast Growth Schools Coalition issued a paper complaining about Comptroller Susan Combs’ report on school construction costs.  It appears the Coalition believes that taxpayers aren’t smart enough to process the information on the Comptroller’s website.  The Coalition is a compilation of some school districts in the state, but the coalition calls itself a “grassroots organization”.  That’s […]