Friday, June 29, 2007

Possible Future Head of TEA Violated Policy

An internal investigation at the Texas Education Agency has found the agency didn't follow policy, and that contracts were awarded to associates of top officials.

No big surprise here. Robert Scott, assistant TEA commissioner and possibly future head of TEA, has been described as a Perry loyalist (ass-kisser, sycophant). The article mentions two contracts he negotiated personally with a contractor.
In one case, a woman who received two $100,000 contracts for agency work told investigators that she negotiated the terms directly with TEA's deputy commissioner, Robert Scott, rather than the education service center administering the project.

The report also said that a consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recommended hiring specific people, including his ex-wife, for grant contracts.

For years I considered myself a Republican, but in the last few I have changed that view. It's amazing how arrogant they are when they are in power, believing they are above the law, whether they are state or federal officials.

Different versions of this story can be found here and here, or the report itself can be found here.

2 comments:

Mike said...

Dear MIT:

Whoa there buckaroo! Before you abandon Republicans and conservatism, consider carefully the alternative. While Democrats may be somewhat better in general on general education policy, that fact is not informed by any great love for teachers, but only for the bucks that teacher's unions throw like used toilet paper into Democrat coffers. And the rest of their agenda is horrendously damaging to America.

Stick around and let's see if we can remind the Republicrats that they're the people's representatives. That's a lesson that has been bred out of Democrat brains on the genetic level.

Ms. Longhorn LOVES Math! said...

Don't you just love our great state? LOL Crazy Republicans and their education policies!