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Every indication suggests that Bilderberg-approved Texas Governor Rick Perry is set to become the frontrunner in the Republican race to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency, illustrating once again how a shady, secretive and undemocratic global elite holds the reigns of true power while Americans are distracted by the delusional notion that they have a genuine choice in 2012.
Rick Perry's top political aide, Dave Carney, says the Texas governor is "50-50" on whether he'll jump in the race for the 2012 GOP nomination. Carney, a longtime strategist with Perry, says any decision is still weeks away.
Carney, who resigned earlier this month from Newt Gingrich's campaign, told Politico's Jonathan Martin that Perry is still trying to determine whether he really has the desire to go through the rigors of a potentially bruising presidential campaign.
Texas is #49 in verbal SAT scores in the nation (493) and #46 in average math SAT scores (502).
Texas is #36 in the nation in high school graduation rates (68%).
Texas is #33 in the nation in teacher salaries. Teacher salaries in Texas are not keeping pace with the national average. The gains realized from the last state-funded across-the-board pay raise authorized in 1999, which moved the ranking from 33 to as high as 26th in the nation, have disappeared over the last five years.
Texas was the only state in the nation to cut average per pupil expenditures in fiscal year 2005, resulting in a ranking of #40 nationally; down from #25 in fiscal year 1999.
Texas is #6 in the nation in student growth. The general student population in Texas public schools grew by 11.1% between school years 1999 and 2005, with the largest percent of growth seen among low income and minority children.
Between school years 1999 and 2005, the number of central administrators employed by Texas public schools grew by 32.5%, overall staffing in public schools grew by 15.6%, while the number of teachers grew only 13.3%.
Claiming that the Bilderberg conferences are entirely innocent is even more ludicrous than claiming they indeed exert considerable influence
Probably its only me but in TEXAS theres so much poverty and homeless people , than ever seen before the republicans took over the state,more than 12 yrs ago.SO i have no favorites,but i just dont see a recovery having a republican as president,just my opinion.
You have to admit the foundation has been laid. Dumbing down the State and stripping education: