OnNovember 6, 2012, Houston voters passed a $1.89 billion bond to rebuild HISD schools; the largest and most historic construction effort in the history of the agency. While the district serves over 27% African American students, only 2% of design fees awarded thus far have gone to local architectural firms owned solely by African Americans. No local black firms have even been invited to interview for the four black high schools that have been awarded.
HISD administration has completely ignored efforts to discuss this matter and has made no effort to issue a direct response to the concerns raised by the community.
Show your support for the future of minorityowned businessesand the professional future of African-Americans in Houston by signing this petition and contacting your board member, community leaders, neighbors and friends for their support.
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HISD Bond concerns in the news...
Forward Times (6/12/13)
ABC 13 News (6/7/13)
Houston Press (6/3/13)
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Claudia Alick, United States11 months ago Comments: -
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Pastor Martin Troyer, United States1 year ago Comments: I pastor Houston Mennonite Church and find this an obvious example of how our city remains highly racialized and terribly unjust. Keep up the pressure for HISD to see clearly how this cannot be how we operate.
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