Mr. Williams is a former general counsel to the Republican Party.
Most recently he served on the commission that regulates the oil and gas industry.
He was born in Midland, Texas, the same town as George W. Bush.
Mr. Williams doesn’t believe in climate change.
He believes in vouchers and charters.
He has no education experience. None.
Another education reformer.
This may be an indication of Governor Perry’s intent to push hard for the privatization of public education in Texas.
Or, more likely, an expression of his contempt for public school educators.
Not long ago, the Texas GOP adopted a policy platform in which the party agreed that it is opposed to critical thinking.
Governor Perry no doubt supports that plank with vigor.
I am looking forward to addressing the annual conference of the Texas Association of School Administrators in Austin on September 30. Y’all come.