A Shared Vision for Houston Public Schools
Houston is home to more than 500,000 public school students and more families from all over the country and around the world are moving to Houston each day. As the most diverse city in the nation, Houston is uniquely positioned to prove what is possible when an entire community comes together to demand an exceptional public education for every one of its children. The Houston of tomorrow depends on our ability to create a world-class public education system today.
This is not yet Houston’s reality, but it can be. We can change our reality. We will. We must – and we must do it now. We must come together to demand that every child – EVERY HOUSTON CHILD – has access to the kind of public education that they need to seize the opportunities Houston offers them.
We will start by coming together to assert that there are fundamental educational rights we must ensure for every Houston child. We believe each and every child deserves these fundamental things from their public school.
Every Child Deserves:
Access to an exceptional public school
Quality public school choices and experiences in their neighborhood
A welcoming school environment
An exceptional teacher in every classroom
Individual supports and learning opportunities
Access to early childhood education opportunities
Schools staffed by adults who have the highest expectations possible
A Blueprint for Change in Houston
Every Houston child deserves to attend an exceptional public school that prepares them to live, work, and thrive in the Houston of tomorrow. And, every neighborhood in Houston will be stronger if high quality public schools create a foundation for strong healthy communities. Good Reason Houston, in partnership with hundreds of local parents, community leaders, and educators, is championing The Every Child, Every Neighborhood Blueprint for Change. This plan outlines the steps we believe every Independent School District and Charter District must take to create school environments that put students first, develop and support exceptional educators, and create quality school options that will allow children to attend the school that’s right for them – right in their own backyard.