once in a lifetime surplus & CVPE Jan 21st meeting

The state legislature is in session! Governor Abbott, Dan Patrick and extremist legislators will oppose strong public schools at every turn. Find out what you can do to fight for public education at CVPE's Jan 21st meeting! Read more

can you send a short email to your HISD board member by Thursday?

Can you email your HISD board member today about the redistricting plans? Ask the board to 1) provide more time before a final vote on a redistricting plan and 2) draft a plan that keeps historically underrepresented Black, Hispanic and immigrant Southwest Houston communities together? Read more

working conditions for teachers = learning conditions for students

Happy New Year! Join us this Friday, Jan 6th, for the Holiday Celebration CVPE postponed due to the freeze. We will meet for good food (BYOB), music, and great company. RSVP at houstoncvpe.org/events for all the details.  Save the Date: SATURDAY, Jan. 21st: Join CVPE at 1 pm at Trinity Gardens Church of Christ for our next CVPE General Meeting to talk about the critical work moving forward. RSVP at houstoncvpe.org/events.   Read more

parents connecting with their peers for public ed

With so many extremist attacks on public education, it is energizing to hear about parents working in their communities to support public education. Below is an excerpt from an AFT voices article about just that. The article in full is here. Read more

Katy ISD says end STAAR stranglehold

Yesterday, Dec. 15th, the HISD School Board postponed the redistricting vote until after the new year. Thank you for asking your board members to provide more time for community input and the need for the new district maps to reflect Houston's rich demographic diversity. It is important that the adopted plan comply more fully with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act to not dilute minority voting strength by fracturing or packing. Read more in the Houston Chronicle here and in CVPE's blog here. Read more

Let's end the use of STAAR

There are many many teachers, parents and other educators who support an end to the stranglehold that STAAR has on students, teachers, parents and community. Read more

Why is the HISD Board perpetuating the status quo?

The HISD board began discussing redistricting based on the 2020 census this past summer and looked at five possible plans. While we appreciate the work the board has done on this important issue, why was public input compressed to a few weeks during the holiday season? Read more

Don’t let Abbott make more stupid TX laws

Help CVPE plan for the fight for public education this spring! Join us next Monday, Dec 5, on zoom from 6-7:15 pm. Together, we will determine what issues CVPE will focus on during the legislative session. RSVP here for the zoom link.  Read more

Thanksgiving, a great day to think about truthful history. Donate to CVPE

Will you do two things today?[En Español] Watch this documentary, “The Myths of Thanksgiving: Native American Perspectives on the Pilgrims at https://youtu.be/2bs1WDDcMWQ. Donate or become a dues-paying member to celebrate Giving Tuesday. Read more

Speak out Thursday at HISD Board meeting

Recently, the superintendent and HISD Admin, in response to questions by several board members (Diegaard, Cruz, and Wade), stated that “ student performance” would be included in the metrics used to “right-size” the district.  This is coded language for closing elementary schools in poor neighborhoods of color using STAAR scores. Are we now rewarding schools whose parents have the money to hire tutors?   Read more