March 15, 2023

Harris County GOP Statement On Houston ISD Takeover

March 15, 2023
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HOUSTON — The Harris County GOP supports the Texas Education Agency (TEA) decision to takeover Houston ISD. Chairman Cindy Siegel issued the following statement. 

“While this is an unfortunate situation, I fully support the TEA taking over HISD in June. When a student repeatedly fails, they have to face the consequences. For years, HISD has failed. In the face of sharp criticism and a looming takeover, the district made no substantial progress in improving the quality of education for its students. We have to draw the line somewhere; today, the TEA drew that line.

Students must come first, and the TEA stepping in is an important first step to getting the largest school district in Texas back on track.”