Can A Charter Takeover Save SAISD's Stewart Elementary School? | Texas Public Radio

Can A Charter Takeover Save SAISD's Stewart Elementary School?

Mar 26, 2018

Trustees at San Antonio Independent School District voted to hand operations of one of the district’s most troubled campuses to a charter school organization.


This fall, New York-based charter network Democracy Prep will take over Stewart Elementary School on San Antonio's southeast side. 

The move stalls interventions set to take place by the Texas Education Agency in August, making Stewart Elementary eligible for a two year reprieve for improvement. 

Teachers and community activists organized against the move. What are the pros and cons of this decision? How can educators, students and their families plan for change in SAISD? 

 Guest: Pedro Martinez, superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District

 

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