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After state takeover news, Houston ISD clams up, leaving parents and teachers scrambling for insight

The state's announcement that it will seize control of its largest school system has been met with notable silence from Houston ISD administrators and local elected officials.

Erin Pickens, a 4th grade teacher for Buffalo ISD, helps a student in her classroom in Buffalo on March 28, 2019.

“People are just like, ‘Hold on, what? What’s going on?’”

— Karina Quesada-León, Houston ISD parent activist

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