Leadership change at South San Antonio ISD

Back in May, with the help of unflappable Express-News writer Francisco Vara-Orta, we observed the dysfunction and factionalism on the board of South San Antonio ISD. (Read more in this earlier post.) The question then: When would the South San school board fire Superintendent… Continue Reading

Bexar County school district consolidation bill (HB2542) failed, but expect Rep. Roland Gutierrez to keep trying

UPDATE: SB2, the charter school bill, includes a provision for studying Bexar County school district consolidation. “Consolidation bill will force key debate”, San Antonio Express-News, June 15, 2013 (at mysanantonio.com). As mentioned earlier, state Rep. Roland Gutierrez (campaign site) filed a bill, HB… Continue Reading

Turmoil on an elected school board: South San Antonio ISD

Good governance, and doing what’s right for the students, is a challenge for every school board, whether elected (as at traditional school districts) or appointed (as at charter schools in Texas). But it’s disturbing to read about the level of… Continue Reading

New SBOE member Marisa Perez is hard to find

An Express-News columnist writes that the Texas Education Agency asked him for Marisa Perez‘s cell phone number because they needed to confirm she was coming to the orientation for new State Board of Education members on December 10, and she… Continue Reading

State Board of Education candidates in El Paso, San Antonio keep a low profile

Campaign-watchers are still scratching their heads over two State Board of Education candidates, Marisa B. Perez of San Antonio (District 3) and Martha Dominguez of El Paso (District 1), who seem to be running invisible campaigns. Rick Casey’s “Last Word”… Continue Reading

Changes in education leadership, local and state

Many changes are afoot in public education — locally and at the state level — and we should all be worried. The future of Texas depends on an educated workforce and the quality of that education is dependent on those steering… Continue Reading