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Houston ISD families blast the state’s takeover of the district as an intervention that won’t improve student learning

Parents and students of the Houston Independent School District decried the state’s decision to take control of the school system. Despite the news, many questions remain about how it would affect them.

Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner speaks to the press about the Texas Education Agency (TEA) takeover of Houston Independent School District (HISD) during a press conference in Houston, on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Lamar High School senior Ivona Washington speaks at a press conference regarding the state takeover of HISD, in Houston on March 15, 2023.

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