The state agency will assume control in June.
TEXAS, USA — State Representative Ron Reynolds says if it can happen in the Houston Independent School District, it can happen to any district in the state of Texas.
“This is a power grab. This is, unfortunately, partisan politics at its worst. And our kids in HISD and our teachers, in my opinion, are going to suffer,” Rep. Reynolds told us on Inside Texas Politics.
The TEA confirmed recently that it will replace the district’s superintendent and democratically elected school board after June 1 with a board of managers.
Rep. Reynolds, who chairs the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, says it’s nothing more than the state taking over a majority Black and Brown district run by Democrats to be replaced by folks who support GOP legislative efforts, such as vouchers, private schools and the removal of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.
The TEA says the takeover is primarily based on years of poor …