When a stupid idea gets wings

Only in Texas would an idea so stupid as outcome-based funding get itself some wings. Now it is trying to fly to the finish line as part of the Senate school funding package, HB3. Read more

Sign the resolution against state takeover of HISD

Will you join parents, teachers, students, community organizations and elected officials to take a stand for HISD by signing this resolution opposing state takeover of HISD [bit.ly/nostatetakeover] and against the muzzling of the democratic process? Read more

Energized Contract is a Noxious, Corrupt Weed that should have been Pulled

"Every dollar that goes into Bullock’s pocket is taken from the classroom...In 2014, Bullock was awarded six years’ retroactive pay from ESTEM and a third charter school company, Inspired for Excellence Academy, Inc., effectively a bonus of $1.2 million...The loans to Bullock comprise 58% of EEA’s assets, an extremely high concentration of credit risk." Read more

Oppose State Takeover & Support Democracy

A takeover is an assault on democratic principles and the future of public education in Houston. Whether you support the interim superintendent or you do not and whatever your criticisms of the current school board, a state takeover has dire ramifications for our city and our kids. Read more

CVPE Flood the Phone Lines to House and Senate Public Ed Committees

Spend an hour calling state legislators with fellow supporters of Texas public education on Friday morning!  Let's stand up for more school funding, a fair wage for all, a STAAR moratorium, a time out for charter expansion and to support local control (no state takeover.) Here is a call script and phone numbers for priority bills. Together, we will send a message that the people of Texas expect major progress from this legislative session. Read more

Speak up for our teachers and students-Sign this public ed petition

SPEAK UP! Sign this petition.  FOR OUR PROFESSION-OUR LIVELIHOOD OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS-OUR STUDENTS   Read more

Charters: Common Sense Policies to Level the Playing Field

Here is a sample email to members of the House and Senate Public Education committees and a call script with phone numbers to support increased charter transparency and equity.  Charter schools are hollowing out the public education system we need to serve everyone—and schools should not be profit centers.  We need to level the playing field when charters “compete” with public schools.       Read more

Make calls to Texas House and Senate Public Ed Committees

Texas has the 10th largest economy in the world but our state legislature only spends 140 days in session every two years. So there is no time to waste to help them get things right!  Read more

To Partner or Not to Partner

HB 1842 is a draconian and racist example of how STAAR is being used to harm our students rather than help them, to close schools rather than work to end the effects of poverty that negatively impact student success. Read more

Tell Morath to Stop School Closures so we can recover from Harvey

Hurricane Harvey was the most damaging rainstorm in US History and the Commissioner wants to harm children in poor communities even more by closing schools this year! A growing number of Houstonians, including many elected state officials,and the mayor, are joining HISD in calling on the Texas Education Agency Commissioner for a post-Harvey pause on accountability and stay of sanctions for HISD.  Will you customize this letter, mail to the Commissioner, and share with your friends? The Commissioner needs to hear from all of Houston about how our children, particularly children of color and those in high poverty neighborhoods, have been affected by the storm and the need for stability and support - not school closures - at this time. Read more


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