The New York Times , column by Gail Collins, "For God, Texas and golf," Aug. 1, 2012
Austin American-Statesman , column by Ken Herman, "Know your platforms," July 21, 2012
Republican Party of Texas 2012 platform
KVUE-TV Austin news story, "Texas GOP chair explains controversial 'critical thinking' platform language," July 24, 2012
Chronicle of Higher Education, blog post "What were they thinking?," July 6, 2012
Republican Party of Texas 2010 platform
Fort Worth Star-Telegram news story, "State's curriculum rewrite criticized at meeting," Oct. 30, 1996
ASCD Educational Leadership magazine, "On Outcome-Based Education: A Conversation with Bill Spady," December 1992/January 1993
Dallas Morning News news story, "A thorny road to results; Outcomes-based education seems like such a simple idea but it has created a complicated controversy," Feb. 15, 1994
TFA is an interest group of TEXAS SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION. To become a member of TFA, join TSCA and select TFA as one of your affiliated interest groups. The TSCA application for membership may be filled out online. As the last step of registration, you may either pay for your membership (using PayPal), or you may print out a copy of the completed membership application and send it along with appropriate payment to the TSCA Executive Secretary.
Deadline for membership is Janary 31 each year.
Schools intending to qualify for and compete at the State Tournament must join by January 31.
Schools hosting an IQT must either hold an institutional membership or have at least one educator who is an individual TSCA/TFA member.