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Houston Federation of Teachers

  • News

    October 3, 2013

    Everyone Says They Want the Best for North Forest Students, As Long As They Stand to Benefit.

    HISD didn't just absorb North Forest out of the goodness of its heart. There's some real benefits in the acquisition to the mega district and its superintendent. Hopefully for the kids as well.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Dueling LULAC Press Conferences Over CEP, HISD's Alternative School For Troubled Students

    Photos by Margaret DowningMary Almendarez, first vice president for LULAC Council 402, leads off the press conference Monday, in support of terminating the Houston ISD's contract with Community Education Partners.‚ÄčIt was one of those great, if little noticed moments in Houston history, as separate ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2006

    Opt In, Opt Out

    HISD continues to send students to CEP. Whether they go there, stay there or return successfully to their home school is anyone's guess.

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Certifiably Crazy?

    Unbending state and HISD policies are pushing away a much-praised teacher

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Learning How to Survive (at) CEP

    HISD and a paid trustee get entangled in the spreading empire of a private firm touting safe alternative schools for troubled kids. So why are some students and parents so scared?

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    HISD's $2 Million Man

    A shadowy California consultant rakes in school district cash

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Learning Curve

    Ungraded exams. Suspect scores. Departing teachers and lawsuits. Is this alternative school really passing the test on its highly touted educational claims?

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    School's Out Forever

    "Unschoolers" like Holly Furgason don't believe in public education. They don't even believe in teachers. They believe in the ability of their children to teach themselves. Will the law catch up with them?

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Making (Up) the Grade

    This HISD program teaches a big lesson: Don't question what the district touts

  • News

    February 25, 1999
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