[Hall Monitor] On Mobile Apps and Equity

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. A couple of weeks ago, Inga Cotton, aka San Antonio Charter Moms, launched a new app. It’s a school choice tool, listing… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] It’s Here! Everybody Has a Take on the TX House’s School Finance Bill

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Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. It’s here! It’s here! No, not the phone book. The Texas House’s bill, “The Texas Plan” to overhaul the State’s love-to-hate school finance… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Union Questionnaire for Board Candidates Spotlights Specific Tensions in SAISD

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Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Just the other day I asked a member of the San Antonio Alliance, the San Antonio ISD teachers and support staff union, whether… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Support and Demand: CPPP and TNTP Explore What It Means to Be Underserved

[Hall Monitor] Support and Demand: CPPP and TNTP Explore What It Means to Be Underserved | 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 describing poverty, segregation, racial inequity, and all the other disparities in American life, the word “underserved” comes up a lot. I’ve had… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Governor Abbott’s School Finance Fix

[Hall Monitor] Governor Abbott's School Finance Fix | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Now that the election is over, we return back to our reality. Things at the state house remain functionally the same—tax-averse Republicans everywhere.… Continue Reading

Thoughts From an Education Reform Advocate on Attending a Screening of “Backpack Full of Cash” at the NAACP Convention in San Antonio

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I’m an education reform advocate who recently attended a screening of Backpack Full of Cash at the NAACP Convention. The documentary didn’t change my mind about supporting parent choice, especially high quality public charter schools. Nevertheless, I’m glad I went… 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: The Road to Byzantium

[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. On March 19, the Texas Commission on Public School Finance listened to ten hours of public testimony on . . . everything. The… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Texas School Finance Commission: Rough Equity

[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. Note from Hall Monitor: The Texas School Finance Commission meets for the third time on Thursday, February 22 to hear from more experts on how… Continue Reading