Follow the money trail to find school privatization interests contributing to HISD board members

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Last week’s school board meeting didn’t end well. It ended with school board member Wanda Adams cussing and school board president Rhonda Skillern-Jones saying the board was going into executive session after she ordered HISD and HPD police officers to clear the room of more than 100 people who showed up in opposition to an agenda item.

 

This story was filed by independent journalists Sam Oser and Brandon Moeller for The People’s News.

Most of its reporting originated with Sam Oser’s stories “Walmart’s Efforts to Privatize Education Evident in Houston” and “Houston Corporate Tentacle Map: The School District.”

These stories were originally published on Medium.com by Sam Oser, read them and more of her reporting at medium.com/@samoser.

You can also follow her at facebook.com/samthemullet.

Story written by Sam Oser and Brandon Moeller. Produced by Brandon Moeller. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on May 4, 2018.

Bytes of Technology: Facebook has an eye on hate speech, media researchers discuss Save KTRU fight

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We’re watching you, Facebook, as you grapple with hate speech and researchers discuss trend of universities and colleges taking away FM stations from students and community.

Written and produced by Brandon Moeller. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on May 4, 2018.

Find safe romaine lettuce grown locally while avoiding mass produced, tainted greens

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As reported last Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease control, more than 98 people have been identified as being infected by a strain of E. coli after consuming Romaine Lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region.

Written by Brandon Moeller. Read and produced by Steve Gallington. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on May 4, 2018.

Bytes of Technology: Net neutrality, open textbooks, and new incubator with old art deco

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Net neutrality, open textbooks and Sears building’s art deco.

Written and Produced by Brandon Moeller. Music by LCD Soundsystem. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on April 27, 2018.

Disability Houston News: After violating federal disability act, TEA releases corrective plan for state

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After more than 100 focus group meetings across the state, the Texas Education Agency announced this week that it has published its plan to fix special education in Texas.

Written by Brandon Moeller. Produced by Patrick Hoyt. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on April 27, 2018.