Daily Archives: 03/26/2011

NYTimes on Mortgage Convictions

(Community Matters) I agree, seriously messed up system

Superintendent Carstarphen

(Community Matters) AAS guest editorial: Why exit incentives are not the best use of tax dollars

Emory Thompson 1931 – 2011

(Community Matters) Emory was a great man and community leader. Leaves behind quite a legacy and family. AAS obituary

Greater Austin Chamber on Tx Education Funding

(Community Matters) I support their position and recommendations. Thanks, Drew, Mike & Bobby for your leadership.

The Austin Chamber Board of Directors recommends that the Texas Legislature:

  1. Support successful implementation of college/career-ready expectations
  2. Support maximum K12 operational and personnel flexibility
  3. Support no more than 7% cut in public school funding for any Central Texas school district
  4. Support enhanced local business support for school districts during funding transition

Background: Ideally public education funding would not be cut given its critical importance to our state’s future.

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Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year

(Community Matters) Every year in Austin Ernst & Young recognizes a Social Entrepreneur of the Year. The Silverton Foundation underwrites a $100,000 award. The award recognizes that qualities of entrepreneurship such as vision, leadership, passion, and commitment are as valuable to “social” enterprises as to business enterprises.

Fields in which the social entrepreneurs are eligible include the fields of health, education, social services and economic development, not other charitable endeavors including the arts and humanities. Applications due 3/31, however, a st extension is possible. More information here