After Houston ISD administrator tells ‘nonbelievers’ to accept reforms or ‘You will not be here,’ students and parents protest
Before classes started in late August at Cage Elementary, one veteran teacher felt broken. On the Friday ahead of class, administrators instructed teachers to remove "clutter" from their rooms — including decorations and classroom libraries.
"I broke down," said the teacher, who requested anonymity for fear of retaliation. "They wanted to break me? They broke me."
After three weeks of classes, Central Office administrator Luz Martinez stopped by the combined campus of Cage Elementary and Project Chrysalis Middle schools with …