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State Policy Network Annual Meeting: Peggy Venable

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SA News The Texas comptroller is trying to make it easier for Texans to find out who exactly is reaching into their wallets for tax revenue.

The Texas State Senate Testimony before the Education Committee www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/…/0824-PeggyVenable.pdf

Raise your hands, Texans! You are subject to a shakedown.
Today begins a months-long, billion-dollar financial shakedown cloaked as school finance.

Texas Parents Sue State for More Efficient, Less Bureaucratic …heartland.org/…/texas-parents-sue-state-more-efficient-less-
May 10, 2012 – Connie Sadowski. Connie Sadowski is an education consultant who coordinates the Red Apple Project and directs the…

Local Governments Racking up Debt May 8, 2012 – House Ways & Means Committee Hearing April 3, 2012 Testimony by Peggy Venable, May 3, 2012 Thank you for the opportunity to provide …

 Texas lawmakers hold hearing on property taxes BusinessWeek – May 3, 2012 Peggy Venablefrom Americans for Prosperity pointed out that voters have approved more than $300 billion in debt, financed through property …Texas House panel examines property tax‎ Fort Worth Star Telegram
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Americans For Prosperity Supports Chris Hill‎ TownSquareBuzz.com – 5 days ago… AFP-Texas Director Peggy Venable. “We encourage all of Texas’ elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign this critical pledge.
District responds to criticism of superintendent’s salary increaseCarrollton Leader – Apr 25, 2012 The Red Apple Project, an Austin-based educational watchdog organization, gave AISD the Rotten Apple Award for “inefficient spending and …
Taxpayers should do ‘homework’ on Belton ISD bond election  www.examiner.com/…/taxpayers-should-do-homework-on-belton-is…Apr 27, 2012 – Through its Red Apple Project, Americans for Prosperity-Texas provides Taxes, spending and debt – including the debt legacy facing future generations – are hotly debated national issues.  These same concerns are often visibly absent as local governments continue soliciting support for a seemingly endless stream of projects, programs and other actions serving to increase the size/scope of government while failing to always demonstrate significant taxpayer benefit or other productive results.

 


Red Apple Project
| Are Parents Smart Enough? Some Say No. | The
www.edchoice.org/…/Red-Apple-Project—Are-Parents-Smart-… Apr 13, 2012

Groups gear up for massive rally on south Capitol Building steps …
KEYE TV, March 11, 2011 They’ve now formed their own – through the “Red Apple Project.” … The Red Apple Project group will rally at the same time, at the La Quinta downtown. …

Ever-growing Williamson ranks high in debt Monday, March 12, 2012..in the face of such growth, she said. “What we’ve done since was manage that” debt, Covey said. Peggy Venable, director of the Texas chapter of Americans …

BISD EARNS FEBRUARY ROTTEN APPLE AWARD FROM AFP By Peggy Venable Americans For Prosperity  http://rrunrrun.blogspot.com/ – 02/28/2012 Peggy said, “Today I learned of an audit on Brownsville ISD….”

Cindy Mallette – The Red Apple Project – YouTube

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Mar 22, 2011 – 7 min – Uploaded by SibylDisobedience
AFP Texas activist Cindy Mallette gives a presentation at a free seminar for Citizens Impacting Legislation. This …

Teachers Rally at Capitol to Fight Cuts in Education
Fox 7, March 14, 2011 The Red Apple Project website was launched last week. It’s part of a campaign by the Texas chapter of Americans for Prosperity. AFP of Texas has posted a …

THE RED APPLE PROJECT cleburneeaglenews.com/from-the-red-apple-project-p1009-99. March 2011

March 15, 2011 – Peggy Venable was interviewed by Jason Moore on KWEL on 1070AM in Midland, Texas.
March 17, 2011 – Peggy Venable, was interviewed on the Eric Von Wade Show on KSIX 1230AM in Corpus Christi, Texas.
March 17, 2011 – Peggy Venable, was interviewed on the Pratt on Texas show on KFYO 790 AM in Lubbock, Texas.
March 18, 2011 – Peggy Venable was interviewed by John Labus on KTRH 740 AM in Houston, Texas.
March 22, 2011 – Peggy Venable was interviewed by Jason Moore on KWEL on 1070AM in Midland, Texas.
March 29, 2011 – Peggy Venable was interviewed by Jason Moore on KWEL on 1070AM in Midland, Texas.
March 31, 2011 – Peggy Venable was interviewed by Lynn Woolley on the Lynn Woolley Show.

Group asking superintendents to take pay cuts amid budget cuts
KGBT-TV, March 31, 2011
Americans For Prosperity, a self-described taxpayer advocacy group, says education leaders should voluntarily support the cuts. The group is asking superintendents and others to their own salaries, perks and for school districts to keep every teacher. …

April 5, 2011 – Peggy Venable, was interviewed on the Eric Von Wade Show on KSIX 1230AM in Corpus Christi, Texas.
April 5, 2011 – Peggy Venable was interviewed by Jason Moore on KWEL on 1070AM in Midland, Texas.
April 12, 2011 – Peggy Venable was interviewed by Jason Moore on KWEL on 1070AM in Midland, Texas.
April 19, 2011 – Peggy Venable was interviewed by Jason Moore on KWEL on 1070AM in Midland, Texas.
April 26, 2011 – Peggy Venable was interviewed by Jason Moore on KWEL on 1070AM in Midland, Texas.
May 3, 2011 – Peggy Venable was interviewed by Jason Moore on KWEL on 1070AM in Midland, Texas.
May 10, 2011 – Peggy Venable was interviewed by Jason Moore on KWEL on 1070AM in Midland, Texas.
May 17, 2011 – Peggy Venable was interviewed by Jason Moore on KWEL on 1070AM in Midland, Texas.
May 23, 2011 – Peggy Venable was interviewed by Laurie Horvath on The Word on 98.5/99.3FM in Austin, Texas.
May 24, 2011 – Peggy Venable was interviewed by Jason Moore on KWEL on 1070AM in Midland, Texas.

Print & Blog Media

A Contrast in Two Views
EducationNews.org, April 9, 2011
The first view is from the Save Our State Rally and the other is from Americans for Prosperity and its Public School Rotten Apple Award …

Going past the numbers: ‘Red Apple Project’ doesn’t fully explain staffing, test results for SMCISD, officials say San Marcos Daily Record April 2011

Young Republicans sponsoring Rockwall mayoral debate, RISD …
The Rockwall News, April 1, 2011
“We are pleased to have Peggy Venable from Americans for Prosperity to present the Red Apple Project: Highlights of Education spending in Texas. …

Texas Conservatives Fight for Education
Empower Texans, March 27, 2011
… into conservative projects such as Protect the Classroom and the Red Apple Project that I realized how much of a structural problem there really is. …

LTISD wins Rotten Apple award.
The BeeCave Bee, March 27, 2011
American’s for Prosperity’s Red Apple Project, which specifically targets non classroom areas in cutting the cost of education, has awarded LTISD their …

Lake Travis ISD is the Rotten Apple of the Week
The Education Buzz, March 26, 2011
AUSTIN – The Red Apple Project, a project of Americans for Prosperity, announced the winner of its Rotten Apple Award for the week of March 14, …

Legislative Priorities in Public Education for Texas Classrooms
Pondering Pengin, March 25, 2011
The Red Apple Project is a common sense approach to saving the classroom, and keeping teachers without increasing the burden on the taxpayer.

How to save Education funding
EducationNews.org, March 24, 2011
AUSTIN – The Red Apple Project, a project of Americans for Prosperity, announced the first winner of its Rotten Apple Award, an “honor” to be given each week to the Texas school district that has the most egregious examples of …

“Texas Schools Can Cut Spending”
EducationNews.org, March 23, 2011
To see examples from school districts that are practicing wasteful spending, please go to the Americans for Prosperity Rotten Apple Award website.

Cy-Fair ISD Not Happy About Taxpayer Scrutiny
Sibyl West, Ramparts360, March 23, 2011
We at AFP have received some information challenging expenditures which lead to our Rotten Apple Award going to Cypress Fairbanks ISD. Our position is to take a Reagan stance on this …”trust but verify”. We welcome this discussion. …

Texas Superintendents’ Salaries Revealed
EducationNews.org, March 22, 2011
The Red Apple Project of Americans for Prosperity *FTE stands for full-time equivalent. **I wonder why the salaries for administrators of Harmony Science …

YouTube – Cindy Mallette – The Red Apple Project
SibylDisobedience, March 22, 2011
AFP Texas activist Cindy Mallette gives a presentation at a free seminar for Citizens Impacting Legislation. This event was held at the Texas State Capitol …

Save The Teachers, Reduce Administrators, Corruption and Wasteful Spending …
Texas GOP Vote, March 21, 2011
Please look at the Red Apple Project from Americans for Prosperity and check out Peyton Wolcott’s website for corruption in the Llano ISD. There seems to be enough school district corruption because a TexasGOPVote blogger has discovered some in …

Cy-Fair ISD is the Rotten Apple of the Week | EducationNews.org
EducationNews.org, March 21, 2011
AUSTIN – The Red Apple Project, a project of Americans for Prosperity, announced the first winner of its Rotten Apple Award, an “honor” to be given each …

Anti-Budget cuts rally less about children, more about politics
Lone Star Report, March 18, 2011
While doing research for the organization’s Red Apple Project, she found that in Harris County’s Deer Park ISD, 29 percent of their revenue goes toward classroom instruction. On the other hand, Vielma said, Woden ISD in East Texas spends 80 percent on the classroom…

Cy-Fair ISD is the Rotten Apple of the Week
Sibyl West, Ramparts360, March 17, 2011
AUSTIN – The Red Apple Project, a project of Americans for Prosperity, announced the first winner of its Rotten Apple Award, an “honor” to be given each week to the Texas school district that has the most egregious examples of …

Governor Perry States Texas is Land of Opportunity
Karen Townsend, Pondering Penguin, March 16, 2011
One initiative working to help solve school budget woes is Red Apple Project. The project claims “We can cut spending without firing teachers, shortchange students, or asking hard-working Texans to dig deeper into their pockets.” …

Save The Teachers, Reduce Administrators, Corruption And Wasteful Spending …
Texas GOP Vote, March 15, 2011
Please check out the Red Apple Project to see just how much goes to teachers and students. Take a look at Texas teachers’ salaries across Texas. The letter from Superintendent John Kuhn to state officials is a bit dramatic and only highlights the …

Thousands Rally in Austin Against Proposed Education Cuts
Big Country, March 12, 2011
They’ve now formed their own rally – through the “Red Apple Project.” Mallette says their cause is a more rational way to solve the budget crisis. …

Organizing for America in Full Force at the Capital
North Texas Navigator News, March 12, 2011
… signed on as supporters of this rally — if you see your district listed HERE , then send your board members a copy of our Red Apple Project Fact Sheet . …

“Keep The Teachers, Cut the Fat”
Williamson County Conservative, March 12, 2011
… and now Americans for Prosperity has launched Red Apple Project to show district-by-district, how much of our ‘education’ dollars are spent outside the …

Who is behind the Save Our School’s Rally
North Texas Tea Party, March 10, 2011
… signed on as supporters of this rally — if you see your district listed HERE , then send your board members a copy of our Red Apple Project Fact Sheet . …

Education Reform Underway in Texas « Texasfor56
Texasfor56, March 10, 2011
The Red Apple Project has gone live with a brandnew website that focuses on ideas/information for education reform. It is sponsored by the Texas Chapter of …