April 19, 2023 8:37 pm

Diane Discusses the Takeover of the Houston Public Schools

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Watch Diane discuss the hostile takeover of the Houston Public Schools by Governor Abbott’s appointee, Commissioner Mike Morath.  Diane’s guests are Domingo Morel and Daniel Santos. Domingo is an NYU Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Service and the author of Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy. He is an expert on district takeovers and what they mean for communities.

Daniel is an award-winning 8th-grade Social Studies teacher, social justice activist, and Executive Vice President of the Houston Fede

ration of Teachers. This is a fascinating conversation that delves into the politics behind the takeover of the 8th-largest school district in the nation and the repercussions for students, teachers, and democracy itself. You can read more about the takeover here.  To watch the video, click here.