Patrick-Ratliff debate update

Sen. Dan Patrick and SBOE Vice Chairman Thomas Ratilff have agreed to terms for their upcoming debate on CSCOPE and education policy. Here is a joint press release with the details:

For Immediate Release                                                             For Information Contact:

August 9, 2013                                                                                             Thomas Ratliff

(903) 717-1190


Patrick & Ratliff Agree to Details for Education Policy Discussion

Senator Dan Patrick and SBOE Vice-Chair Thomas Ratliff agreed to the details for their upcoming education policy discussion.

WHERE:          UT Tyler Ornelas Activity Center

ACCESS:          Arrangements are being made to stream the event online.  Details to follow.

WHEN:            August 24th, 6:30 PM

FORMAT:        Scott Braddock, Quorum Report – moderator

Mary Ann Whiteker, Superintendent of Hudson ISD – panelist

JoAnn Fleming, Grassroots America – We The People – panelist

  • Each speaker will have 2 minutes for an opening statement.
  • Each panelist will be allowed to ask 4 questions. Questions can be directed towards one speaker or both speakers.  The first speaker will get 2 minutes to answer followed by 3 minutes of dialogue in which both speakers and the panelists can participate.
  • Each speaker will have 2 minutes for a closing statement.
  • Questions will not be taken from the audience

Both parties are looking forward to a polite, professional and open discussion about important policy decisions for public education in Texas, specifically as they pertain to the issue of CSCOPE.


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3 thoughts on “Patrick-Ratliff debate update

  1. Micha


    Have we heard anything about the possibility of streaming over the internet? I’d very much like to see this, but I’m not going to be able to go to Tyler to see it in person.

    Thanks for your help!

    1. Ethan

      Yes Micha, we spoke to Mr. Ratliff yesterday and he informed us that there will be a live stream. Stay tuned and we will get that info out as soon as it is available.


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