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Pension Problems In Galveston, And Teaching Mexican-American Studies Without A Textbook: The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The News

Our panel of non-experts weighs in on the stories from this week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.


A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to a rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of it all

This week, our panel weighs in on unmet pension obligations in Galveston, and Texas schools teaching Mexican-American Studies without a textbook and without statewide standards.

Our panel of non-experts this week includes:

  • Wayne Ashley, academic adviser, digital media strategist, and editor of
  • Vlad Davidiuk, communications director for the Harris County Republican Party
  • Dr. Vivian Ho, health economist at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine
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