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Interview with Gayle Fallon

As you know, I’ve been following the news in HISD lately, in particular the political struggle going on between new HISD Superintendent Terry Grier and the Houston Federation of Teachers, over things like the proposal to dump CEP as the disciplinary alternate education provider, and the teacher dismissal plan. In a recent post, I noted that some of the claims Superintendent Grier was making about CEP were completely at odds with claims being made by HFT President Gayle Fallon. That led to Fallon leaving a comment on that post and sending me some data about HISD’s disciplinary statistics, and ultimately to this interview I conducted with Fallon:

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It’s clear that Fallon and Grier don’t see eye to eye on a number of issues. I thought she made a pretty strong case for the HFT’s positions; I’d be interested to know what you think. I am working on arranging an interview with Grier and hope to have that done and posted within the week.

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  1. Jeff N. says:

    Awesome. Great policy arguments and politics on both sides of this debate. Look forward to hearing Terry Grier’s interview, if all works out with that.

  2. […] Monday I published an interview with HFT President Gayle Fallon in which we covered a number of topics relating to HISD, many of which are a source of contention […]

  3. Interested Person says:

    Can you post a transcript of your interviews? I can’t listen to any audio at work.

  4. Coletta Sayer says:

    It is odd a union president representing public school employees should champion a private enterprise taking money and jobs from public schools and public school teachers.

  5. […] know I discussed the challenges of evaluating teachers when I interviewed Gayle Fallon last year. I don’t think we really have a handle on what the “best” way to do […]