Follow-Up to the 2015 Smith County 2015 Education Report, by JD Meyer

Two updates with two new links since yesterday’s initial publication!


The Smith County 2015 Education Report by Tyler Partnership for Education was held on Tuesday May, 20 at the Rose Garden–starting with an address by Mayor Martin Heines. This unprecedented collaboration between various groups, all local school districts, and the like is to increase post-secondary education credentials in this part of East Texas. Unfortunately, poverty reduces chances for success and Tyler, the county seat, and Chapel Hill are doing the worst for childhood poverty in Smith County. As a former teacher, who has taught in all grades at least as a substitute, and a Developmental English instructor at the college level, I’m in a unique position to share my observations.

My initial reaction was to recycle my publication about Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) at the University of Texas at Austin from 2010 as a solution to Tyler’s Industry Growth Initiative (IGI) Strategy #1: Increase money generated per college student. The…

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