Community Voices for Public Education (CVPE) is a diverse organization formed in late 2011 that unites Houston parents, educators, students, and community members of all identities to advocate for policies that defend and strengthen Houston’s public school system.
Teachers should be supported, fairly compensated, and given autonomy in their own classrooms and a voice in decisions that affect them and their students. Recruiting and retaining good teachers and administrators should be a top priority.
Standardized testing is limited and used only for diagnostic purposes. The vast majority of instructional time should be spent on well-rounded curricula and experiences that prepare students for college, career, and civic engagement. Standardized testing should be used only as an infrequent, low-stakes progress check.
Strong open-enrollment comprehensive neighborhood schools are the cornerstones of thriving communities because they are open to all students in the neighborhood, regardless of academic, social, and emotional needs. All neighborhood schools should be adequately supported and funded.
Follow us on twitter, FB and instagram at @houstonCVPE. Our FB Group is CVPE Discussion(Community Voices for Public Education). We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!