How will a centralized budget improve equity? Ask the HISD Board for a substantive public workshop

On Monday, the HISD Board will be voting whether or not to have a public workshop comparing centralized and decentralized models. Ask the HISD Board to vote yes to a public workshop on Monday Read more

HISD Superintendent's Open Letter to POTUS

HISD Superintendent Richard Caranza reminds new president that a well-funded public educational system is crucial for our democracy to flourish. https://thelinek12.com/to-the-45th-president-of-the-united-states-of-america/ Read more

Opt Out Academy Recap

Earlier this month, hundreds of parents in the Greater Houston area opted their children out of the STAAR test to protest the high stakes testing culture in our schools. Read more

New Supe in Town: Cautiously Optimistic

The wait is over. Houston ISD has just named a single candidate for School Superintendent: the current superintendent of the San Francisco United School District, Richard Carranza Read more

Teacher Evaluation Contract Up for a Vote THIS Thursday

Can you speak or write a short email to end the use of test scores to evaluate teachers? This Thursday, HISD will vote on the $680,000 EVAAS contract that uses test scores to evaluate teachers. Last Thursday, they voted behind closed doors to cut funding to kids $179 per child (PUA) which, combined with the 2011 cuts is $550,000 in cuts for a mid sized high school.  Read more

Great Coverage by Fox 26 of Opt Out Academy

Watch the video here. 

Opt Out Academy Discussed on KUHF 88.7

Listen to the story here. 

Texas Observer Covers Houston Opt Out Academy

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Hundreds of Students Across the Houston Area Opt Out of STAAR Testing

Hundreds of students across the greater Houston area are opting out of the STAAR this week as the movement continues to grow exponentially across the state of Texas.  Read more

CVPE Members Discuss Opting Out on Houston Matters

Two CVPE members visited the local NPR show Houston Matters last Thursday to discuss opting out in Houston.  Read more


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