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Stanford: Why won't Dan Patrick debate Thomas Ratliff on CSCOPE?

Aug. 5, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

State Sen. Dan Patrick, who is running for lieutenant governor, has made much of his efforts to end use of the CSCOPE curriculum tool in Texas classrooms, <a href="" target="_blank">writes Jason Stanford</a>. And Patrick issued a challenge to anyone who disagrees that he will meet them for a debate. But he won't debate Thomas Ratliff.

"He accepted Patrick's challenge," Stanford <a href="" target="_blank">writes</a> of Ratliff. "The response thus far from the senator has been mute. Despite repeatedly reminding Sen. Patrick about his debate challenge, Ratliff hasn't heard a word."

Says Ratliff: "If he can't defend or debate on education, a committee he chairs in the Senate, and be more versed than a member of the State Board of Education, how does he expect to handle a statewide televised debate for lieutenant governor?"

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