The Threat Of A State Takeover Intensifies For The Houston Independent School District

For over a year, the threat of a state takeover has loomed over the Houston school district because of poor academics at several schools. Now, the elected board could be replaced with outside managers for an entirely different reason: governance.

By Laura IsenseeFebruary 6, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From Houston Public Media:

Last October, the Houston school board opened its regular, monthly meeting with the typical routines – the pledge of allegiance, recognitions – and then moved to the district’s business.

Except then, the meeting turned raucous, with shouting and racially-charged accusations. What happened has helped trigger a special state investigation into the Houston school board and intensified the already looming threat of a state takeover.

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