The blatant lies of Ken Herman/Austin American-Statesman

In the following article by Ken Herman of the Austin American-Statesman,
he deliberately tries to sell Tony Sanchez to the Austin residents of
Texas. And in the process, he blatantly lies.

Ken Herman knows that for the last 8 months that John WorldPeace, the
LEADING Democratic candidate for governor, committed to a $2,500 raise
for teachers and raising Texas education from 48th in the nation. He
also knows that WorldPeace said that he would fund the education system
by allowing casino gambling on the Indian Reservations. Texas already
has gambling so allowing casino gambling is no big thing. Also, all the
Texas gambling money that is presently going to Louisiana would stay in
Texas.

Mr. Herman is right. The two minor candidates, Sanchez and Morales,
have no plan for education in Texas.

What Mr. Sanchez does have is a lot of money to spend on advertising
with the Austin-American Statesman. So Mr. Sanchez's no education plan
plan gets reviewed by Mr. Herman. God forbid that Mr. Herman would
actually advocate a raise for teachers and truthfully state that
WorldPeace is advocating a $2,500 raise.

And then there is the fact that there are NO Hispanic or Black Governors
or U S Senators in the United States of America and therefore neither
Tony Sanchez nor Dan Morales have any chance of beating Rick Perry in
November.

Texas is racist. The United States is racist. The Austin
American-Statesman is racist if you look at their top political
reporters; all are White males.

The sick joke is that Mr. Herman gets points with the Hispanics in
Austin by touting Tony Sanchez and Dan Morales (the guy who wants to
move his ex-stripper wife into the governor's mansion and believes East
Texas will support him.) and at the same time if either wins the
Democratic primary, Mr. Herman knows that his real candidate, the White
Rick Perry wins in November. The charade is perfect. A perfect lie
that is.

In 40 days the Democrats will speak. Will they vote for Hispanic
corruption, anti-affirmative action of Morales, putting an ex-stripper
in the governor's mansion, a homophobic Sanchez (who called Henry
Cuellar a homosexual), a Viet Nam era draft dodger Sanchez, or will they
vote for WorldPeace?

Who knows for sure. But what we do know for sure is that Ken Herman is
White and biased and will skew truth in accordance with Tony Sanchez's
money. Mene Tekel Peres.

John WorldPeace
The next governor of Texas
A real Texan for ALL Texans
No more corruption. No more Monicas
God Bless Texas

January 31, 2002
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Sanchez offers details of his
plans for education

His program focuses on better use of
technology, smaller class sizes and an
accountability system that looks into
campus quality

By Ken Herman
American-Statesman Staff
Thursday, January 31, 2002

Almost five months after he formally began his
campaign
and declared education his top priority, Democratic
gubernatorial candidate Tony Sanchez on Wednesday
began offering some details on his plans to pump up
public education.

The first chunk of the Sanchez program focuses on
better
use of technology, smaller class sizes in early grades
and
an accountability system that looks into the quality
of a
campus, not just how its students do on high-stakes
standardized tests.

"A thorough reform of our public school system will
not
happen overnight," he said at a Lufkin day-care
center, "but
it needs to start immediately and make measurable
progress over time."

The proposals offered by Sanchez drew immediate fire
from the campaign of Dan Morales, his prime opponent
in
the March 12 Democratic primary.

"Tony Sanchez needs an education in education," said
Jim
Moore, campaign manager for Morales, a former state
attorney general. "He is coming up with tired old
ideas that
nobody has funded before, and Tony has no idea how to
pay for any of this stuff either."

To date, the major gubernatorial candidates while
talking
generally about the state's need for improvement on
issues
such as education and health care have made few
specific proposals for change and offered fewer
details.

Sanchez, a Laredo businessman and University of Texas
System regent, said he will offer further details of
his
education plan in coming weeks as Texans gear up for
the
primary. The Democratic field also includes Houston
lawyer
John WorldPeace and Waxahachie businessman Bill Lyon.

The winner will face Gov. Rick Perry in November.
Perry
faces no opposition in the GOP primary.

Moore said anyone seriously interested in upgrading
Texas
schools should look first at how they are funded.
Morales,
who was campaigning in Houston on Wednesday, is
working on a plan to shift that burden away from local

property taxpayers and toward the state, Moore said.

At his East Texas campaign stop, Sanchez said
Wednesday that the state's educators are forced to
spend
too much time on "administrative drudgery." He called
for
the use of "modern business tools and technology" to
assume much of the administrative burden.

Glenn Smith, Sanchez's campaign manager, said no price

tag has been calculated for that portion of the plan.

"We'd like to phase it in as we can, recognizing that
there
are budget constraints," he said.

Sanchez's call for reduced class sizes in early grades
is
based on his belief that too many schools get state
waivers
from the 22-student maximum for classes up to third
grade.
Smith said his candidate's plan anticipates reducing
the
need for waivers by helping districts move people from

administration to teaching.

Sanchez also called for an overhaul of the public
school
accountability system that now relies almost solely on

student performance on standardized tests. He called
for
constant monitoring of other benchmarks, including the

number of certified teachers and the quality of the
library
and computer systems at each campus.

The plan anticipates that early diagnosis of
shortcomings
in faculty quality, library books and computer support
could
help make changes that will benefit students.

Drew Scheberle, director of outreach for the Texas
Business and Education Coalition, said Sanchez's ideas

indicate he believes the public education system is
basically sound but needs some fine-tuning.

"That is significant," Scheberle said. "There are some

states where the debate is 'do we scrap what we have
or
keep what we have?' That is not the way he is
talking."

In Houston, Morales focused on Perry, saying the
Republican governor and the secretary of state's
office have
failed to make border issues and the state's
relationship
with Mexico a priority. The secretary of state,
appointed by
the governor, typically serves as a liaison for
Texas-Mexico
border issues and Mexican affairs.

Morales proposed setting up a separate bureau in the
governor's office to address the border and Mexico.

"There are missed opportunities," Morales said.

Perry disagreed, citing his organization of the first
conference with Mexican governors and his work while
lieutenant governor to appoint the first standing
committee
on border affairs.

"There have never been closer relations with Mexico,"
Perry
said at a Houston appearance.

You may contact Ken Herman at kherman@statesman.com
or (512) 445-1718. This article includes material from
the
Associated Press.