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Author of Modern-Day ‘Alamo Letter’ Speaks in Houston

In 2011, John Kuhn, Superintendent of the Perrin-Whitt Consolidated School District, wrote an open letter to Texas legislators. He compared the looming budget cuts in public schools to the famous Battle of the Alamo. Kuhn’s letter was dubbed as the “Alamo Letter,” and Kuhn became an advocate for teachers in the state. Kuhn recently visited […]

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In 2011, John Kuhn, Superintendent of the Perrin-Whitt Consolidated School District, wrote an open letter to Texas legislators. He compared the looming budget cuts in public schools to the famous Battle of the Alamo. Kuhn's letter was dubbed as the "Alamo Letter," and Kuhn became an advocate for teachers in the state.

Kuhn recently visited the University of Houston's College of Education to speak to future educators. He spoke with Houston Matters' Maggie Martin about the famous letter and what changes he'd like to see in education in the state.

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