The HISD occupation happened at dawn. Governor Abbott and the Texas Education Agency call all the shots now. [En Español]
Oppose the occupation! Attend the protest June 8th at 4:15 pm at HISD, 4400 W 18th St. Speak at the first board of managers meeting, June 8th at 5:30 pm. Details to follow unless they cancel it a second time.
- Who is Mike Miles, HISD’s controversial new superintendent?
- Takeover of HISD complete as Mike Miles named superintendent, board replaced.
- TEA press release
- Seven of nine Board of Managers appointees live in Houston’s most affluent neighborhoods west of downtown.
Why should you protest? The TEA takeover will harm Houston families. They will close or “reconstitute” schools, cut wraparound services, increase STAAR prep, and undermine HISD’s ability to retain quality teachers.
If you thought former HISD superintendent Terry Grier was bad for kids, Miles is Grier on steroids. This morning, Miles stated that he is immediately reconstituting 29 schools, disproportionately in Black neighborhoods. That means that everyone must reapply for their jobs and most, if not all, will be replaced. Children and families will return to schools full of strangers.
Public education is the cornerstone of a thriving democracy. All students, teachers and communities deserve full equitable funding with strong open-enrollment schools in every neighborhood, small class sizes, and wraparound services. All of our children deserve rich, meaningful learning, not endless high-stakes testing and scripted lesson plans.
Make your voice heard! Attend the protest at HISD June 8th at 4:15pm.
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