When Patriot Mobile PAC trustees took over GCISD a year ago, they promptly started misleading the community.
WHAT’S TRUE? Click to watch the video for yourself in under 2 minutes! Or read on…
In the video:
NOT SO FAST: A Trustee who was endorsed by Patriot Mobile in 2022 states that the district training would provide “lots and lots of clarity for our teachers” on the new policy.
In fact, the “policy training” was only a 30 minute slideshow of someone reading the policy, verbatim.
WE KNOW BETTER: The Patriot Mobile Trustee said she was “glad to hear [Advanced Placement (AP) classes] aren’t threatened in any way.”
Nope! GCISD cut the Director of Advanced Academics and AP Coordinator positions. They cut AP Mandarin, AP Latin, AP European History; high-level math students are teaching themselves; CHHS GT classes were eliminated or had 1 offering only; AP teachers are quitting & retiring; and 18 books are still banned from advanced secondary courses. All these changes are huge threats to the quality of GCISD‘s reputation. [ Watch: College Impact Panel ]
SAY WHAT NOW?: Next, in the same public meeting, Trustee Becky St. John asks for clarification on the instructional policy, wondering if a teacher could speak about breaking news during a US History, World History, or Government class?
At 25 seconds into the video, the response from district staff is NO. “That may be the course, but it may not be where they are in their Scope and Sequence.” The new policy is drastically limiting teachers to whatever is scripted in the boxed lesson plan for that day. It seems like a social studies teacher would be risking their job if they mentioned the day’s headlines.
GCISD deserves better than what Patriot Mobile PAC is offering!
FIND OUT MORE:
Check out the Voter Guide from United for GCISD.
Compare the TEA Recommended vs GCISD Adopted EFB Local policy (YouTube video)
Watch the 30-minute video “training” that GCISD provided to teachers on the new policy in October 2022.
Read: Deep Dive on Book Bans in GCISD