Rural Republicans team up with Dems to reject vouchers in intra party showdown on the House floor.
Josephine Lee is the Texas Observer's 2023-2024 David McHam Investigative Reporting Fellow. She has previously worked as an educator and community organizer. Her reporting on labor, environment, politics, and education has been featured on Salon, Daily Beast, Truthout, and other outlets. She was raised in and lives in Houston.
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Un estudiante de quinto grado en Brownsville ISD denunció haber sido intimidado por su director. Cinco días después, fue esposado y detenido.
The governor's promise to call a fourth legislative session is expected to yield a similar result.
A fifth-grader reported being bullied by his principal. Five days later, he was handcuffed and detained.
“We are professional educators. We demand to be respected.”
The Senate passed its bill this week as the governor continues to pressure House members to compromise.
Even after a mail carrier’s recent death, the company continues to violate its own rules.
From bullying legislators to co-opting church pulpits, the governor and the billionaires behind him are determined to defund public schools.
A judge ruled Texas "Death Star" law, which would preempt local legislation in broad areas of policy, of violating the state constitution.
New superintendent Mike Miles put on a play to inspire teachers. Not everyone was amused.