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

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 by Sam Oser, read them and more of her reporting at

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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.

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