Month: April 2019

Why class ranking matters - CCISD doesn't care
Board of Trustees
Standards

Penalizing achievers by removing class rankings

Why does class ranking matter? According to the CCISD Board of Trustees, who cares? The CCISD Board of Trustees hasn’t completely removed class rankings, but it has begun the first step to hide them from students. On Monday, April 22, the Board voted unanimously to change CCISD policy to hide class rankings from high school […]

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CCISD Board of Trustees passes policy changes as obliquely as possible.
Board of Trustees

CCISD’s hidden policy changes

The CCISD Board of Trustees technically adheres to public meeting rules by posting the agenda for board meetings online. What it doesn’t do is provide a lot of insight into what these agenda items are. Take the April 22, 2019 CCISD Board of Trustees meeting. Buried way at the bottom is Item 31: Consider Approval […]

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CCISD Board of Trustees says it's not their job
Board of Trustees

Board: “It’s not my job”

During the Board of Trustees candidates forums, it became very clear why CCISD is failing our children. Ann Hammond was the one who said it: That is not the board’s job. Hammond was asked about the difference between the Superintendent’s duties and the CCISD Board of Trustees’ duties. She – and the rest of the […]

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Safety

School bus safety isn’t a CCISD priority

CCISD pays a lot of lip service when it comes to school safety, but the stark reality is that school bus safety is not a priority for the district nor the Board of Trustees, as evidenced by two key gaps: not enough storage for bus security camera footage – and no seat belts on the […]

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Board of Trustees

The liberal cabal is failing our children

What do Page Rander, Dr. Laura DuPont, Jay Cunningham, Jennifer Broddle, Ann Hammond, Chris Reed and Arturo Sanchez all have in common? Well, yes, they’re all on the CCISD Board of Trustees. But you know what else they are? The liberal cabal. That’s right, we have absolutely zero diversity of thought on the CCISD Board […]

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Standards

Who’s afraid of the big, bad vouchers? CCISD!

The school voucher system puts control back into the hands of parents and allows them to place their children in a school of their choice. If the local schools are underperforming, parents can opt to send their children to a private school. This system creates a free market – and, as we all know, a […]

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Standards

Why is CCISD so afraid of TEA scores?

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) releases an accountability report every year with a rating system that anyone who has been in school can understand: A-F. On txschools.gov, parents can search for Texas schools and see how they perform in three key areas: Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps. The A-F rating system goes […]

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Special Education

CCISD almost failed Special Ed students

What does it take to get CCISD to pay attention to real problems in its schools? Parents of Special Education students found out the hard way. Nearly one year ago, parents began trying to get CCISD’s attention regarding how Special Ed students are treated at CCISD schools. According to published reports, while Special Ed students […]

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