Activist mounts one-man protest against HISD

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HOUSTON, TX – A local education activist is staging a one-man protest against HISD.

Gerry Monroe is camped out in front of the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center this week to make a statement about Houston’s education system. He says teachers in some schools are being bullied into raising grades, which only shortchanges the students.

“If you’re not going to educate them, you’re killing them,” said Monroe. “Bottom line, if we don’t educate our babies, our crime rate is going to go up. These kids deserve a fair chance at being educated at the highest level.”

HISD recently severed its charter with Hope Academy after allegations of grade fixing and fired the Westbury High School principal when he was accused of asking a substitute teacher to change the grades of 26 students.

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