"Dozens of parents and educators with CVPE pleaded with the HISD school board" - Houston Chronicle K-12 Zone Blog

Dozens of parents and educators with Community Voices for Public Education pleaded with the HISD school board Thursday night, April 16, 2013, to limit practice, or benchmark, exams for the state’s high-stakes STAAR test. Read more

CVPE members deliver 1,600 petitions against over-testing to HISD school board - on KUHF 88.7

KUHF reporter Laura Isensee witnessed CVPE delivering 1,600 signed petitions against over-testing to the HISD school board last Thursday, April 11th. Here is her article which aired on April 12, 2013 in which she interviewed CVPE members Ruth Kravetz and Consuelo Martinez. Read more

Vincent Sanders and Jim Faber speak about benchmark testing on KUHF 88.7

CVPE members Vincent Sanders and Jim Faber spoke with KUHF about the excessive practice tests to prepare students for the STARR. Read more

Please Sign CVPE's Change.org petition

Let's raise our voices (students, parents, teachers and community members) and tell the HISD School Board to end over-testing, and make space for learning in the classroom! Please sign our Change.org petition and stand up for our kids: http://chn.ge/UfPH8V Read more

83rd Legislative Session: BILLS TO WATCH

Please read the bills listed below, and call your state legislature to voice your opinion regarding any/all bills. Click the following link to look up your state legislature and find his/her contact info: http://bit.ly/TXReps Read more

CVPE's Ruth Kravetz speaks on KUHF 88.7

Hear Ruth Kravetz, CVPE member, talk about the upcoming march at the capitol for the Save Texas Schools rally. Read more

CVPE makes an impact at the STS Rally in Austin!

Dear CVPE Members,We’re thrilled to inform you that CVPE and a hundred and fifty of its members joined the Save Texas School rally in Austin last Saturday. Members lined up for buses before 6am, energized and excited to raise their voices at the Capitol. After arriving in Austin, we wasted no time, and immediately joined the march alongside thousands from around the state, all armed with posters and chants about the detrimental effects of under-funding and over-testing. Read more

CVPE's Amy Grimes and Anne Sung Speak on KPFT!

CVPE's planning committee members Amy Grimes and Anne Sung were invited by KPFT to speak about "legislation to reduce the number of test days, restored budget cuts and the value of keeping our neighborhood school system as a public institution. Read more

CVPE Parent, Vincent Sanders, comments on decision to reduce high-stakes testing

"I understand that kids have to be evaluated; however, the many high-stakes tests that our children have to take, it's a little bit overwhelming," said Vincent Sanders, a member of the advocacy group Community Voices for Public Education who has two children in Houston schools. Read more

Why School Choice Fails the Poor

IF you want to see the direction that education reform is taking the country, pay a visit to my leafy, majority-black neighborhood in Washington. While we have lived in the same house since our 11-year-old son was born, he’s been assigned to three different elementary schools as one after the other has been shuttered. Now it’s time for middle school, and there’s been no neighborhood option available. Meanwhile, across Rock Creek Park in a wealthy, majority-white community, there is a sparkling new neighborhood middle school, with rugby, fencing, an international baccalaureate curriculum and all the other amenities that make people pay top dollar to live there. Read more


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