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Shame on Houston's Texas Education Agency for Attacking Local Democratic Control of Public Schools! by Diane Ravitch

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Diane Ravitch  was a K-12 graduate of the Houston Independent School District writes: 'I am appalled that Texas officials would dare to strip Houston citizens of their elected board because of ONE LOW-PERFORMING HIGH SCHOOL,  when the rest are scoring in the top tier in math and readingWheatley High School happens to have a high concentration of students who live in poverty (88%), don’t speak English, and have special needs (19%).'This takeover by the Texas Education Agency strips the entire Houston community—particularly Houston’s families—of their basic right to have democratically governed public schools. This is a power grab to disenfranchise families in Houston—particularly families of color—who just exercised their voice in a democratic vote on control of the city’s public schools.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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