Education

Klineberg at 35: Houston and America’s Future

It’s become tradition at this point, something as much a part of the landscape of Houston as barbecue, the Rodeo, and the Astros. This year marks the 35th annual Houston Area Survey, the yearly inquiry into the minds and the lives of our fellow Houstonians by Rice...

Texas Textbooks and Slavery

Texas textbooks are causing a stir again over State curriculum standards. These standards act as minimum requirements for what the textbooks have to cover and at this time they do not require teaching of the Jim Crow laws. When Texas rewrites requirements for a...

Testing Teacher Evaluations

Texas is fleshing out a new statewide teacher evaluation system, which is expected to roll out next year. The system will tie teacher evaluations to student performance on standardized tests. School districts will base 20% of each teacher’s evaluation on student...