Teachers and children are not robots! Speak on Thur!

[en español clic aquí] Can you tell your story at the next HISD Board meeting on Thursday? Or can you tell the story of an oppressed teacher who is being denied their free speech rights? Read more

Get help telling your story about the harmful takeover

[en español clic aquí] Can you tell your own story at the next HISD Board meeting on Thursday? Or alternatively, can you be the voice for an oppressed teacher or fearful parent? Here is how it works.  Read more

Is Miles retaliating against Cage/Chrysalis teachers and parents?

[en español clic aquí] Can you attend a parent protest at Cage ES, 4528 Leeland, at 4pm TODAY, Sept 27?  Superintendent F Mile Miles may be intentionally skirting legal requirements and spreading misinformation to keep families in the dark. This shameful behavior needs to stop. It’s only hurting students and families. Read more

In what hospital does a doctor get handed a dirty scalpel?

[en español abajo]  The sooner Miles leaves Houston the better. Miles is not creating a high performance culture in HISD as he discussed on Wednesday. Read more

Cage teachers threatened with re-assignment; parents stand up for teachers

[en español clic aquí] About fifty Cage and Project Chrysalis parents protested on Monday morning about the NES-A policies that are harming their children. They organized the protest after teachers were threatened with termination and re-assignment last Friday afternoon.  Read more

You can opt out of MAP assessments (BOY, MOY and EOY)

[en español abajo] The state is using standardized testing data against teachers, students, parents, and schools.  You can fight the takeover and the over-reliance on high stakes testing by withholding your child's data. Below is a letter you can send to your school's principal to opt out of the MAP assessments. Read more

These are schools, not chain restaurants

After seeing some FB discussion about recent events at Cage Elementary School, where a district administrator threatened staff to either fall in line with the NES-A system or be reassigned to a new school, I felt it necessary to share some reminders and thoughts.     Read more

No amount of "good intentions" will normalize this harmful takeover

[en español clic aquí] Tell the superintendent and the unelected and unaccountable board of managers to stop harming our kids and communities. We want change, not a tired old script from 2012. Will you speak or come to the HISD takeover board meeting on Thursday at 5 pm? Carpool with a neighbor. Bring a book to read during the meeting or a sign (no more than letter-sized paper) to quietly hold up during the sham board meeting.  Read more

Miles does not want to be held accountable

[En español clic aquí] The takeover Board of Managers and Superintendent Miles don't want anything new. They don't want exposure, a light shining on the quality of instruction, nor do they want to be held accountable for either good quality instruction or poor quality instruction. Read more

Make Your Voice Heard

[en español clic aquí] The takeover board of managers has voted unanimously for all of Miles’ harmful policies so far. They are heavily influenced by TEA Commissioner Mike Morath who can replace them at any moment, Lone Star Governance trainer AJ Crabill, Superintendent Mike Miles, and other actors who have been meeting with them behind closed doors.  The managers may or may not listen to us, but we must speak up and then hold them to account. The ten takeover board of managers community meetings start tonight and continue through Sept. 20th. The format changed. No microphone. You can line up at tables to speak with one of the three takeover board members who attend.  Read more