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Colleges Feel Pinch of Free Tuition for Vets

Did you know that Texas allows military veterans to go to college tuition free?  It's true.  It's the law. So many people are taking advantage of this law to attend college that it's putting colleges and universities in a serious financial bind.

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School Officials: High Stakes Tests Failing Students

A backlash is growing in Texas education circles against the emphasis on standardized testing that's required under the federal No Child Left Behind Law.   The rebellion started with parents and teachers, and now it has spread to principals and school district administrators in a number of Texas counties.

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School Kids Learn Teacher is a Porn Star

No place but California.  A middle school teacher in a town north of Los Angeles has been placed on indefinite paid leave, after some of her students surfing the Internet on their i-Phones discovered what she does in her spare time.

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Happy Texas Independence Day – Ya’ll

Today, March 2nd, is Texas Independence Day. The 176th anniversary of the day in 1836, when a group of Anglo colonists gathered at a place they named Washington on the Brazos and agreed it was time for the area called "Tejas" to declare its independence from Mexico.

Today's Lufkin Daily News has an editorial that sums up the meaning and importance of this day as well any we've ever read.  We can't improve on it, so here it is in its entirety.

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Worst Case of Autocorrect Causes School-Wide Lockdown

It’s happened to everyone — you text your husband or wife, “I love you with every fiber of my being,” but your phone actually sends, “I love you with every fiber of malaysia.” Most of the time it’s funny, but one person experienced the worst case of autocorrect ever. So bad, in fact, that it prompted a school-wide lockdown.

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Are Aggies Ready for a Female Yell Leader?

The "spirit" squad at Texas A&M is unlike any other in the country.  For openers, they're not called "cheer leaders".  They're "Yell Leaders", and for the school's entire history, they've all been men.

But maybe not for much longer. The winds of change are blowing through the hallowed halls of Aggie land.

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TCU Scandal – 18 Students Busted for Dealing Drugs

A drug bust on and around Texas Christian University's campus in Fort Worth Wednesday led to the arrest of 18 people, including four football players.

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Arizona May Outlaw Cursing by Teachers

The Arizona State Senate is debating a bill that would punish teachers who use foul language in their classrooms.  The bill, as written, would prohibit the same language the Federal Communications Commissions prohibits on television.

So, the late George Carlin's famous "seven words you can't say on TV" may be the "seven words teachers can't say at school," at least in Arizona.

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