Forced pacing is harming our kids

[en español clic aquí] Forced pacing is an assault on our children. Unfortunately, it is front and center in Superintendent Mike Miles' takeover plan and is among the most harmful results of the Houston ISD takeover. It is as bad as the endless worksheets or the curriculum full of errors or inappropriate content like Prager U. It is as bad as Miles eliminating fully functioning libraries in 85 high-poverty schools. It is as bad as Special Education and bilingual laws violated at every turn and the culture of fear for teachers and parents. Read more

Donate on Giving Tuesday

Thanks for standing up for public education- for democracy, equity, access, meaningful learning, and respect for schools’ communities!   Support our work by donating today at bit.ly/CVPE501c3  Read more

People's Report on HISD takeover at State Board of Ed

People’s Report: HISD State Takeover [en español clic aquí] Last Wednesday, sixty parents, teachers, and community members traveled to Austin to the State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting to provide the People’s Report on the Houston ISD State Takeover and its harmful impact on Houston schoolchildren. Read more

Make one call today: Vote No on Vouchers

[en español clic aquí] Can you make one call to a Texas state representative's office this morning? These 24 mostly rural Republican TX House members are loyal friends of public education, standing with Democrats holding the line for Texas schoolchildren. Read more

Harmful District of "Exemptions" with Miles at the Helm

[en español clic aquí] The district just executed a classic negotiating tactic with its revised district of innovation plan. Ask for everything then pull back some so it feels like a win. We must not trust this administration. Miles makes promises he does not keep; lies about what he is doing, and the board of managers rubberstamp everything he proposes.   Read more

Miles and Morath are taking HISD down the road to perdition

[en español clic aquí] Do you have friends who want to learn more about the hostile takeover? Here's a helpful primer in about 1000 words.  Seventy-four people are speaking tonight at the HISD board meeting.Come to the HISD Board meeting at 5 pm at 4400 W 18th St or watch at houstonisd.org/livetv. There would have been more but HISD’s sign-up system inexplicably crashed yesterday morning.  Read more

Hot mic catches Campo complaining about the public again

[en español clic aquí] Reminder: The deadline to register to speak at tomorrow’s board meeting is noon TODAY. Tell your story at the Thursday HISD Board meeting at 5 pm.  The superintendent may not be listening but the public and the media are! Click here for instructions to register as a speaker. You will have 1 minute (150 words) to speak. More info about the board meeting here. Click the video below to listen to Ric Campo complain about the number of speakers. Read more

Have you heard? Miles wants more chaos and disruption through DOI. Speak out on Thur!

[en español clic aquí] Public education is the cornerstone of a thriving democracy and it is under attack from all sides. Will you speak at the board meeting on Thursday at 5 pm against the harmful impact of the state takeover and against Miles’ latest proposals? You must register by Wednesday at noon. Read more

Horrible A-F rating system: only TX and 8 other states use it

[en español clic aquí] Texas must stop using the A-F rating system to evaluate teachers, students and schools.  Read more

Miles spreads slanderous and false narrative

[en español clic aquí] No one can trust Miles. That endangers our kids. Once a leader loses trust, he can’t be effective (and should resign.) Miles via HISD Communications is presenting a false and slanderous narrative by stating there was “inappropriate behavior involving children and adults” at Eastwood and that there is a "law enforcement investigation." Read more