Flim Flam Plan

While the lion's share of the blame for not protecting the safety and well-being of the schoolchildren and educators in Texas rests on the governor, our school districts must be held accountable for weak plans. Read more

HISD is changing the rules in the fourth quarter

The plan changes every day. Schools don’t have adequate space to accommodate social distancing. Yet they are required to accommodate everyone who chooses face to face. Read more

Parents, let's choose virtual to save lives

HISD does not have a phase-in plan for safely reopening face-to-face on October 19th. On Tuesday, parents found out that they had just one week to decide whether their children would return to school face to face or continue virtually. Read more

Zoom and Tell Sat and HISD Board Meeting

HISD Board meeting Thur 9/10. Sign up to speak by 9:30 am Thur and Zoom and Tell CVPE meeting on Sat at 11 am Read more

If you thought HISD was opening virtually, you were wrong

HISD has been a leader in the nation by delaying the first day of school and starting virtually to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But on Thursday, close to 18,000 parents found out that HISD did not have enough devices for their kids and were told —by email— that their children would be required to attend school face-to-face at a digital learning center (DLC).    Read more

Charter applicant plans to teach Brer rabbit and slave dialect to children

On Friday, Sept. 11, the State Board of Education (SBOE) will vote on eight new charter school applications (18 school campuses) approved by Commissioner Mike Morath last month. Read more

Will Public Schools Survive COVID?

Will Public Schools Survive Covid-19? Long-term divestment has put America’s public schools in a dangerous situation, pitting necessary education against the safety of students, staff, and parents. By Belle Chesler Read more

Texas has chosen to abandon our public schools

Texas has chosen to abandon our local public schools, locally elected school boards, superintendents and our 5.4 million schoolchildren in favor of a “my way or the highway” single system directive by Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath. That’s why I’m standing up to say, “Whoa! Hold your horses, please, Mr. Commissioner.” Read more

Find a closet and teach in there

Last week, Cy-Fair ISD’s advice to teachers with health conditions was to "bring in a air purifier from your home or find a closet in the school and work there."  Read more

As the Coronavirus Comes to School, a Tough Choice: When to Close

More than 200 employees have been barred from work in Georgia’s largest school district. A high school in Indiana had to shift to online learning after just two days. And students in Mississippi were forced to quarantine after classmates tested positive for the coronavirus during the first week of classes. NY Times Aug 3, 2020 Read more