Today is Election Day! You can vote at any open poll in Harris County from 7 am-7 pm. Go to harrisvotes.com/Polling-Locations to find a convenient location. You can also vote at any open poll countywide in Ft Bend and Galveston Counties too. [En español] Read more
Listen to these podcasts- Vouchers, CRT and attacks on kids
Have you heard about this podcast about the future for our public schools? It is called, “Have you heard” and it features public ed journalist, Jennifer Berkshire, and scholar Jack Schneider. But before you read anything else, would you call three infrequent voter friends and ask them to early vote by Friday at 7 pm for public education candidates? Read more
Under 40? Have you voted yet?
This weekend is the only Saturday and Sunday to vote. Early voting ends next Friday, Nov 4. Election Day is Nov 8. This election is about the future of public education in Texas like no other. Read more
Private school voucher scheme uncovered
Organizations around the state are working to undermine public education in Texas. After thirty years of controlling all of the top state positions, it is time for the Republicans to go. It is important that we are informed and support the people and organizations doing the work to uncover the chicanery of anti-public education fanatics. Below is an excerpt from an expose by Forrest Wilder in the Texas Monthly, published October 18, 2022. Early voting in Texas is Oct 24-Nov 4. Election Day is Nov 8th. The address on your driver's license does NOT need to match your current address. It is used for identification only. Read more
Here are three things you can do this month!
Check out three things you can do this month to stand up for public education. [En español] Blockwalk for Public Ed, Oct 22 (Saturday) from 10 am-12 pm. Meet at 5206 Hershe, # B in Fifth Ward. RSVP here. When Beto wins, the appointed TEA Commissioner Mike Morath will be replaced. That means more funding, more respect for teachers, families and students, and the end of high-stakes STAAR testing. Be the change. Read more
Maga Republicans are pushing a horrible agenda
Will you attend or speak at the HISD Board meeting tomorrow, Thursday (10/13) night at 5pm? The self-proclaimed “MAGA patriots” may be showing up in force to proclaim anti-teacher, anti-diversity, anti-student, and anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric. To sign up to speak, you must register here by noon today. You will have one minute to speak. Read more
I believe in public education
In this critical time, let's listen to powerful pro-public education voices like Peter Greene. But let's also be hyperaware of the well-funded forces trying to dismantle public education. Read "Peter Greene: I Believe in Public Education" published in 2021 followed by an excerpt from the harsh reality in The Disinformation Playbook Targeting Our Public Schools and Elections/ published this past month. "I believe in public education. [En español] Read more
Meet State Board of Ed candidates this Sat
[En español] Join CVPE this Saturday (9/24) from 1:30-3:00 pm on zoom for a State Board of Education candidate panel. There will also be a break-out session with how-to-guides to fight for public education. Step-by-step guide to host a house meeting about opt-out or about public ed Create your own video to stand up for public education RSVP for zoom link at houstoncvpe.org/events. Read more
Let’s talk about the school safety after the Heights hoax
The active shooter hoax at Heights High School was not an isolated incident that day. Now is the time to demand more sensible gun laws in Texas. At a March for Our Lives Rally in late August, Uvalde parents stated the need for more sensible and stricter gun laws and called for a special session to do it. [En español] Read more
Tell the SBOE to do their job!
Due to far-right political pressure to censor our state curriculum, the State Board of Education (SBOE) is delaying the state's revision of the social studies TEKS. The last revision was in 2010. Read more in the Texas Tribune. Sign this petition to demand that the SBOE do its job. Read more