In politics your friends can be more dangerous than your enemies. At least that was the late Gov. Ann Richards’ take and on many occasions I heard her drawl, as only she could — “be careful, your enemies can hurt you but in politics, your friends can kill you.”
That’s what happened to the bill creating a statewide Achievement School District designed to tackle Texas’ academically unacceptable public schools. My friends killed the bill.
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Dutton, D-Houston, is chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee and a member of the House Public Education Committee
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Political consultants Matt Mackowiak, right, and Jason Stanford, left, mull the regular session and the special one.