Miles wants us to go big or go home

[en español clic aquí] Recently, Miles told the media that he expected more pushback given the size of the district. Guess he is saying, "go big or go home." We take on his challenge. Read more

Speak at board meeting | Protest the rest of the week

[en español clic aquí] NOON DEADLINE TODAY to sign up to speak at the Thur 4pm HISD Board of Managers meeting. Protest Friday and Saturday around town. Blockwalk for Lauren Simmons. Read more

Miles insists there's ac when there's not AND his secret $20 M stash

[en español clic aquí] Miles has an almost pathological faith in his infallability, so he ignores what is in plain sight. He will not listen to experts and terminates anyone who disagrees with him. Several principals told him their schools had no power and no air- conditioning after last week’s tornado.  His response was “Yes, you do,” Read more

Has Mike Miles illegally moved Texas taxpayer dollars to his Colorado Third Future Charter Network?

[en español clic aquí] Today, Community Voices for Education (CVPE) called for a federal criminal investigation into allegations that Mike Miles siphoned millions of taxpayer dollars from Texans to his private charter school company based in Colorado. CVPE also called for Miles’ resignation and the reversal of TEA’s HISD takeover. Read more

Miles is stripping HISD to sell it for parts

[en español clic aquí] In this newsletter: Parent protests today | teachers, principals and custodians forced to resign | upcoming events This morning parents at Crocket Elementary, Browning Elementary, and Meyerland Middle protested the removal of their highly respected principals, teachers and custodians. Read more

Save our Schools: Speak up for NES children this Thursday

[en español clic aquí] Can you speak at the board meeting on Thursday, either in person or by Zoom? You can sign up anytime until Wednesday at noon.  Read more

Yarn Resistance and Endorsement Meeting

Yesterday, at the CVPE meeting, 70 people heard from State Reps Christina Morales and Penny Morales-Shaw and then met in breakouts to build people power. One of the breakout groups learned how to crochet. To get involved in yarn resistance, join CVPE's Houston Stitching Together. Read more

Miles guts wraparound services

[en español clic aquí] Mike Miles and the board of managers have woefully misplaced priorities.  HISD will be cutting close to 170 of the 280+ wraparound service specialists, almost 50 of the 84 college advisors, and all seven of Houston ISD’s Special Education social workers. Read more

HISD takeover's part of a decades long campaign to get rid of our schools

[en español clic aquí]The bad public education policies coming out of the Republican-controlled state legislature are not happening in isolation.  They are part of a coordinated attempt to dismantle public education across the US. Sounds like a tired trope but it's not.  Read more

Fakakta and discriminatory teacher evaluation system harming schoolchildren

[en español clic aquí]The next HISD board meeting is during Teacher Appreciation Week. If recent behavior is any indication, the superintendent will double down and terminate even more teachers that week out of spite. Read more