Call today: Bad takeover bill vote postponed until Sun

SB1365 has been postponed until Sunday. This takeover bill is so bad for kids and schools that NO amendments will make it better. 

Will you call your state reps or send this e-letter TODAY and urge them to vote no to the amended bill?  

These amendments are like putting lipstick on a pig. As of yesterday-

  • The bill still allows the TEA commissioner to take over any district for any reason.
  • It still makes the commissioner’s decisions final and significantly limits the circumstances under which a school district can appeal a takeover decision to the courts. They just deleted the words “final and unappealable” but not the substance of the bill.
  • It still expands TEA takeover authority to campuses with multiple D-ratings. While the amendment struck the language calling a “D-rated campus unacceptable, it retains the sanctions/takeover to school districts with just one campus that is D-rated for multiple years as long as this occurs subsequent to the 2018-19 school year. In other words, this horrible bill still subjects almost every school district in the state to potential takeover based on a single campus being rated D. 
  • Public schools will still be subject to expanded discretionary "special investigations” initiated at the discretion of the TEA commissioner. Charter schools still appear to be exempt. 

Can you make one more two more calls and send one more email today?

Below are the phone numbers for the Greater Houston Area State Rep Delegation and the House Public Ed committee members?

Coleman, Garnet 

512.463.0524

Dutton Jr, Harold 

512-463-0510

Hernandez, Ana

512.463.0614

Huberty, Dan

512.463.0520

Hull, Lacey

(512) 463-0727

Johnson, Ann

512.463.0389

Johnson, Jarvis D

512.463.0554

Morales Shaw, Penny

512.463.0732

Morales, Christina

512.463.0732

Murphy, Jim

512.463.0514

Paul, Dennis

512.463.0734

Perez, Mary Ann

512.463.0460

Reynolds, Ron

512-463-0494

Rosenthal, Jon E.

512.463.0722

Schofield, Mike

512-463-0528

Thierry, Shawn Nicole

512.463.0518

Thompson, Senfronia

512.463.0720

Vo, Hubert

512.463.0568

Walle, Armando 

512.463.0924

Wu, Gene

512.463.0492

 

House Public Education Committee

Harold Dutton Jr.

512-463-0510

J.M. Lozano, Vice-Chair

512-463-0463

Alma Allen

512-463-0744

Steve Allison

512-463-0686

Keith Bell

512-463-0458

Diego Bernal

512-463-0532

Brad Buckley

512-463-0684

Mary Gonzalez

512-463-0613

Dan Huberty

512-463-0520

Ken King

512-463-0736

Thresa "Terry" Meza

(512) 463-0641

James Talarico

512-463-0670

Gary Van Deaver

512-463-0692

  • Ruth Kravetz
    published this page in Blog 2021-07-12 19:20:45 -0500

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