Meet our newest team members!

Join us this Saturday at Trinity Gardens Church of God for our Planning and Priorities meeting from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. We will be talking about the issues CVPE will focus on during this critical year. Come share your thoughts! You can RSVP at  Read more

here's a quick primer on recapture and why public schools need to be funded better

Read this seven page report written by Chandra Villanueva from Every Texan. The report contains crucial information about recapture, school funding, and HB 3. We must better understand public school finance in order to effectively fight for our schools in the 2023 Texas legislative session. Read more

"read-in" on July 26th to fight censorship

Join CVPE and the Texas Freedom Network in Austin on Tuesday, July 26th from 10:00-11:15 am for a READ-IN at the Texas Capitol Rotunda as a part of their #TeachtheTruth Campaign. RSVP here Read more

Links and photos from the forum

The CVPE Summer Forum was a great success. It would not have been possible without the wonderful sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants — a huge thank you to everyone! When you have a moment, would you complete this short survey about the conference? Read more

REMINDER: The CVPE conference is Saturday and now more than ever...

The CVPE conference is this Saturday! In this difficult time, the first step towards healing our world is doing the work together. Read more

State Board of Ed vetoes Heritage charter today

This morning, the State Board of Education vetoed the far-right Heritage Classical Academy charter application in an 8-6 vote. This is a huge win for democracy and Texas schoolchildren. Read more

Demand Sensible Gun Legislation

Children and teachers should be safe in school. It is time for responsible gun safety. Read more

Out of state billionaires trying to buy SBOE seat

Early voting ends today at 7 pm. Please vote for Coretta Mallet-Fontenot — State Board of Education District 4 in the Democratic runoff for the open seat. SBOE District 4 covers a large portion of the Houston area. Coretta Mallet Fontenot’s opponent is Stacy Childs. Campaign finance committee reports submitted this week show that the Childs campaign had received $234,356 from Charter School PACs in direct and in-kind donations since the March 2022 primary. Read more

Can you answer this multiple choice question?

When a community has limited access to grocery stores, when STAAR scores are low and when the median income is much lower than the rest of a city, what is the right thing to do? [Hint: Read to the bottom to find out what you can do!] Read more

Do you think charter schools should teach that slavery is beneficial?

This week, the State Board of Education will be conducting charter interviews with new charter applicants who want to take limited public funds away from real public schools. One of the charter applicants is Heritage Academy. Watch the live stream interview at today (5/10) at 2:30 pm. Read more