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Author of Modern-Day ‘Alamo Letter’ Speaks in Houston

Posted on · In 2011, John Kuhn, Superintendent of the Perrin-Whitt Consolidated School District, wrote an open letter to Texas legislators. He compared the looming budget cuts in public schools to the famous Battle of the Alamo. Kuhn's letter was dubbed as the "Alamo Letter," and Kuhn became an advocate for teachers in the state. Kuhn recently visited […]

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Distrust and Incivility in Politics: Monday’s Show (August 24, 2015)

Posted on · Egged on by the echo chambers of social media, cable news, and commercial talk radio, some Houstonians regularly perceive authority figures as threats to their personal freedom. They doubt law enforcement, statesmen, doctors – once-respected figures – by default. Consider this recent example: When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed Senate Bill 359, which granted Texas […]