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Resuming the Discussion on the Texas Education Agency’s Takeover of Houston ISD

We continue the conversation on this important issue affecting the Houston community.



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Many concerns and opinions persist following news of Houston ISD's takeover by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), who will also replace the district's board and superintendent. Today, we continue the discussion of this matter.

For the full hour, we are rejoined by Dr. Cathy Horn, Interim Dean for the University of Houston's College of Education, and Dr. Bob Sanborn, President & CEO of Children at Risk.

Both guests weigh in on the motivations behind the TEA's decision to takeover HISD and share their extended thoughts on the impact they believe this news will have on the students and families of Texas' largest school district.

Also, Dr. Horn and Dr. Sanborn respond and take listeners calls to answer the questions, comments, and concerns over this issue.

Plus, we talk with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Texas Senator Paul Bettencourt of District 7, and high school English teacher, Jennifer Mathieu, for their thoughts on this issue.



Dr. Cathy Horn

Dr. Bob Sanborn

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