To learn about Jordan’s story click HERE!
Watch the FOX 26 story HERE!
Jordan talking about her ordeal and watch her testimony at the Katy ISD board meeting last night HERE.
I have some good news to report and a thank you to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office.
I got a call from Gov. Abbott’s office and Superintendent Alton Frailey is not going to be on the short list for Commissioner of Education. Governor Abbott is now on record. I let the Governor’s office know that parents are fully aware of the reality on the ground for students and teachers, as they are being forced locally, to implement TASA (New Vision) for Texas Public Schools. Therefore any superintendent or ‘Transformation Leader’ like Alton Frailey or Dr. Duncan F. Klussmann, will not be acceptable as Commissioner of Education of Texas. http://www.tasanet.org/domain/84
In addition, below is an e-mail that was sent to Katy ISD parents today.
‘October 27, 2015
Dear West Memorial Junior High Parents, Guardians and Staff,
As you may be aware, several media outlets have expressed interest in a story concerning a recent classroom activity in one of our seventh grade classes. Below is information about that activity and how it has been addressed. This information has been shared with the media as well. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us.
Yesterday, October 26, at the end of the school day, two West Memorial Junior High parents contacted the school’s principal to share their concern over a classroom activity that they felt questioned students’ religious beliefs. The school principal immediately responded to the parents by informing them that she would investigate and meet with the teacher the following morning. At the conclusion of the investigation today, the principal determined that the classroom activity included an item that was unnecessary for achieving the instructional standard. The activity, which was intended to encourage critical thinking skills and dialogue by engaging students in an exercise wherein they identified statements as fact, opinion, or common assertion was not intended to question or challenge any student’s religious beliefs as reported by some media outlets.
The teacher is distraught by this incident, as some commentary has gone as far as to vilify her without knowing her, her Christian faith, or the context of the classroom activity. Still, this does not excuse the fact that this ungraded activity was ill-conceived and because of that, its intent had been misconstrued. As a result, the activity will no longer be used by the school, and the teacher has been advised and reprimanded. The school regrets any misconceptions that may have resulted from this teacher-developed classroom activity and assures its school community that the religious beliefs of all students and staff are welcomed and valued at West Memorial Junior High.
Should media be on campus tomorrow during arrival or dismissal, rest assured there will be additional patrols on site to aide with traffic control and ensure the safety and security of students and staff.
Thank you for your continued support.
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