Published Mar 15, 2023 by Brina Morales
Statement from the Greater Houston Partnership Regarding TEA Intervention in HISD
In January, the Texas Supreme Court affirmed that Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath has the authority and the duty to take action to correct HISD’s long history of failing to provide quality education at every school and in every neighborhood of the district.
Commissioner Morath must now appoint a board of managers made up of qualified individuals residing in the district and a superintendent to lead the district.
Greater Houston Partnership President and CEO Bob Harvey said:
“Now that TEA has announced their intent to intervene as expected, we encourage individuals with an unrelenting commitment to ensuring every student has the opportunity to reach their true potential to apply to serve on the board.
The business community of Houston stands ready to support the new leaders of HISD as they develop district-wide and campus-specific improvement plans for the school year 2023-2024.
All Houstonians should get behind this program to improve student academic performance throughout the district. This is about providing opportunity for all of Houston’s children. Our future as a great, diverse city rests on this moment.”