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Teachers deserve a raise

Before I was elected lieutenant governor in 2014, I served on the Senate Education Committee for eight years, including as chair during the 2013 legislative session. Making our public schools better has long been a top priority for me. Working first as a senator and then as lieutenant governor, we have reduced standardized testing, reformed… Read more »

Teachers deserve an across-the-board raise

Before I was elected lieutenant governor in 2014, I served on the Senate Education Committee for eight years, including as chair during the 2013 legislative session. Making our public schools better has long been a top priority for me. First as a senator and then as lieutenant governor, I have helped reduce standardized testing, reformed… Read more »

Teachers deserve an across-the-board raise

Before I was elected lieutenant governor in 2014, I served on the Senate Education Committee for eight years, including as chair during the 2013 legislative session. Making our public schools better has long been a top priority for me. First as a senator and then as lieutenant governor, I have helped reduce standardized testing, reformed… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Teachers deserve a raise

Before I was elected lieutenant governor in 2014, I served on the Senate Education Committee for eight years, including as chair during the 2013 legislative session. Making our public schools better has long been a top priority for me. Working first as a senator and then as lieutenant governor, we have reduced standardized testing, reformed… Read more »

Patrick: Raise Texas teacher pay across the board now, then do this later

Making our public schools better has long been a top priority for me. Working first as a senator on the Senate Education Committee and then as lieutenant governor, we have reduced standardized testing, reformed graduation requirements and created new career tech partnerships between public schools and businesses to help ensure we provide training that will… Read more »

We must give Texas teachers an across-the-board pay raise: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

Before I was elected lieutenant governor in 2014, I served on the Senate Education Committee for eight years, including as chair during the 2013 legislative session. Making our public schools better has long been a top priority for me. Working first as a senator and then as lieutenant governor, we have reduced standardized testing, reformed… Read more »

Patrick: We must give Texas teachers an across-the-board raise

Before I was elected lieutenant governor in 2014, I served on the Senate Education Committee for eight years, including as chair during the 2013 legislative session. Making our public schools better has long been a top priority for me. Working first as a senator and then as lieutenant governor, we have reduced standardized testing, reformed… Read more »

Op-Ed: The Truth About Education Spending in Texas

The 2017 legislative session recently ended and, as if on cue, education bureaucrats began pushing out misinformation, insisting that the state cut funding for public schools. You may have seen it in the media or maybe even heard it directly from your local school officials. Here are the facts: Texas spends $60 billion on schools… Read more »