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HISD Student Congress Critique of Supreme Court School Finance Ruling

Four years ago, 600 school districts sued the State of Texas for inadequately funding public schools. We wrote an amicus brief to give the student perspective on this case full … Continue reading

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We’re back!

Dear HISD, After a 3 month website shutdown, we are back up! As always, it’s our mission to be a bridge between the students and the administration of HISD. From … Continue reading

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Scheduling at Yates

Jalesha Bass, Jack Yates High School, Class of 2017 My concern about Jack Yates High School is the way the schedules are set up. This year, they are really difficult … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Don’t Take It Away!

Adele Lauzon, CVHS, Class of 2019 Dear HISD, I have a very simple question for you. How do you expect Carnegie to sustain a reputation for producing students who are high … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Keep UIL Sports at Carnegie

Clarke Smith, CVHS, Class of 2017 The following is a Hearing of the Citizens speech that was delivered at the HISD Board Meeting on 11/12/15. If you’d like to learn … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

StuCon Radio: PowerUp, Episode 9

  On 90.1 FM KPFT, Isabella Jarosz (HSPVA, 2017) hosted the ninth episode of StuCon Radio. Amy Fan (Bellaire, 2016), Lynn Huynh (Carnegie, 2017), and Ma’at Shango (Lamar, 2017) joined … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

StuCon Radio: New year+ Amicus Brief, Season 2, Episode 1

The first episode of the new year of StuCon Radio aired on 10/15/15 on 90.1 FM KPFT. Isabella Jarosz (HSPVA, 2017) interviews a series of anonymous students about problems they see … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why don’t we get off on Muslim holidays?

Lida Ehteshami, DeBakey High School for Health Professions, 2019 Dear HISD, I am a Muslim, and ever since I was in elementary school, I had to miss a day every … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · 2 Comments


Pierre Davison, Furr High School, 2016 On September 15, 2015 Tuesday morning, a very heartbreaking tragedy happened at my school. Two very young and intelligent girls by the names of … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Where are the Textbooks? Why doesn’t my school have textbooks?

Lizi Xiong, Bellaire, 2017 Dear HISD, Thanks for giving us our laptops. Really, thank you. The laptops are a great tool in the classroom and at home. With that being … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

SCOTX Amicus Brief: The Process

By: Zaakir Tameez and Amy Fan Over the summer, as a group of Student Congress members, we set out to write an amicus curiae brief for the Texas Supreme Court … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s P.E. without a Gym?

Evelyn Zuniga, East Early College HS, Class of 2015 Dear HISD, On April 24, 2015 the Student Congress had its second-to-last meeting of the year at East Early College High … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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