Parents for Pedro: Why Parents in San Antonio ISD Should Support Superintendent Pedro Martinez

Twain Dual Language Academy students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the San Antonio ISD State of the District address | San Antonio Charter Moms

The headlines coming out of San Antonio ISD lately have been alarming: “Teacher Layoffs,” “Making Cuts to Teaching Staff,” and more. Superintendent Pedro Martinez is facing strong criticism. But I want to assure families and people who care about the long-term success… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: The Big Squeeze

[Hall Monitor] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: The Big Squeeze | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. I have to be honest. I didn’t understand much of what was said at the April 5 Texas Commission on Public School Finance… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Texans Can Academies at Highlands High School: Another Charter Operator to Set Up Shop in San Antonio ISD

[Hall Monitor] Texans Can Academies at Highlands High School: Another Charter Operator to Set Up Shop in San Antonio ISD | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. San Antonio ISD is taking aim at its largest producer of high school dropouts: Highlands High School. With a dropout rate of 12–16… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Stewart Welcomes Democracy Prep to the Neighborhood with Lots of Questions

[Hall Monitor] Stewart Welcomes Democracy Prep to the Neighborhood with Lots of Questions | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. When a new charter school operator comes to town, it’s common practice to host an informational event. Interested parents, charter advocates, and plenty… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] With Democracy Prep, SAISD Is Making New Friends. Can It Keep the Old?

[Hall Monitor] With Democracy Prep, SAISD Is Making New Friends. Can It Keep the Old? | San Antonio Charter Moms | San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel President Shelly Potter, speaks at a school board meeting on behalf of teachers at Stewart Elementary while teachers, parents and members of the Alliance wait for their turn to speak, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Photo by Alma Hernandez for Folo Media.

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. On Monday night, March 19, the board of San Antonio ISD passionately discussed—and ultimately voted to approve—a charter application and management agreement between… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Texas Commission on Public School Finance: Time Is Money . . . and Some Kids Don’t Have Either

[Hall Monitor] Texas School Finance Commission | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. The March 7 hearings before the Texas Commission on Public School Finance were basically the equivalent of me going to New York Fashion… Continue Reading

South Side School Choice Fair at Compass Rose Academy

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How do families learn more about school options? One way is to visit a school fair. On March 3, 2018, Families Empowered staged a South Side School Choice Fair on the campus of Compass Rose Academy at Brooks. In case… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Texas School Finance Commission: You Get the Teacher You Pay For

[Hall Monitor] Texas School Finance Commission: You Get the Teacher You Pay For | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. When Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath was Dallas ISD Trustee Mike Morath, he championed a performance-based teacher salary system. Three years in, student… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Rumblings Continue in the Battle Over SAISD-Charter Partnership

Hall Monitor San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel President Shelly Potter addresses members of the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers Support and Personnel, Stewart Elementary parents and staff at a rally outside Burnet Elementary before the school board votes on whether to move forward with a partnership between Stewart Elementary School and Democracy Prep Public Schools, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.

We are proud to share this first guest post from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. “Whose schools?” “Our schools!” “Whose schools?” “Our schools!” That was the call and response chant on the steps of the San Antonio ISD administrative building ahead of… Continue Reading

Private School Parents Making Public Education Policy: Controversy with Trey Martinez Fischer and Diana Arévalo

Private School Parents Making Public Education Policy: Controversy with Trey Martinez Fischer and Diana Arévalo | San Antonio Charter Moms

When you’re making policy about public education, does it matter whether you send your own kids to public schools or private schools? I’d sure like to know, but I also want to look at voting records and other data about… Continue Reading