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More in the news on ethics

Posted by Texas Education on July 8, 2008

From today’s news at Texasisd.com who got the story from last week at statesman.com’s Public Capitol is a story on ethics. Seems new rules are being added to keep things “out in the open” at TEA.

Public education investment fund to adopt new ethics rules By Robert Elder

The State Board of Education is set to adopt new ethics rules for management of the $24 billion Permanent School Fund(http://www.tea.state.tx.us/psf/), which helps pay for public education in Texas.

Among the new rules expected to be approved at the board’s July 17-18 meeting is a requirement that providers of investment services disclose campaign contributions made to state board members. The same disclosure would apply to people or firms that respond to investment requests for proposals.

more on this story…

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Kuff speaks – The online life

Posted by Texas Education on July 6, 2008

My friend and blogging mentor has a recent post concerning putting life online. Kuffs says, “Okay, look. There are plenty of photographs from 20-some years ago that show my college self doing stupid things, most of which involve beer. It’s called being young and foolish, something which most of us are during those years. Maybe, just maybe, as these 20-something Facebookers become bosses and hiring managers and whatnot over time, there will be less of a stigma associated with having one’s young-and-foolishness being noticed on the web, since by then we’ll all live in glass houses and the standard response will be to shrug and say “hey, I was young once, too”. I think the world will be a better place when that happens.”

But, what I taught/teach my kiddos, anything you put out there on the nets, you can’t get back, and may haunt you f-o-r-e-v-e-r! Stay wise, have character, live up to your potential. Your personal self is also your professional self, keep that in mind! Even emails can come back to haunt you. It’s good to teach young people early about netiquette, ethics, and how this forms you and makes who you are…well, who you are. It’s all about leadership, moral action, good character.

I’m sorry, but Kuff, gotta disagree with you a bit here.

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