HISD Takeover Almost Here--Still Don't Know Names of State-Appointed Board Of Managers Taking Away Democracy
We are just two days away from the official start of the wrongful takeover of Houston public schools by the State of Texas. Today is May 30. State control begins June 1.
So far we don't have the name of the new HISD superintendent or the Board of Managers the state is appointing to replace our elected officials.
All these plans are being made in secret with secret meetings. The contempt for democracy and for the meaningful input of the people of Houston could not be more clear.
Community Voices for Public Education has been leading the opposition to the suspension of democracy and seizure of Houston Public Schools by our far right-wing state government.
This is a matter all Houston City Council incumbents and candidates should be discussing. Houston was a Jim Crow City just 60 years ago. It is wrong to be silent about the removal of our elected officials by anti-democratic and hateful people such as Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick.
I'm Neil Aquino