What's Going on in HPISD
Rankings and Standards are Dropping
HPISD is Boasting a 157 Place Drop in National Ranking.
We must hold our schools accountable for this significant decline in ranking. We must demand a higher standard of learning and commitment to traditional education, lest we see our schools slip further down the list.
HPISD has been downgraded from gold to silver status.
Failed Enrollment Push Leaves Budgets Strained
“We need approximately 8,000 students and subsequent additional revenue to cover the increased M&O. We anticipate enrollment will reach 8,000 by 2019 — 2022 assuming growth follows the demographers moderate to high projections .”
-Tim Turner, CFO, HPISD 2015
In recent years, we've witnessed a steady and significant decline in academic performances and standards. Lowering the bar should never be the answer to this type of problem.
Falling State Rankings
A decline in an enrollment and plummeting performance in the classroom isn't just something being discussed in our community—State experts have caught on and our school rankings bare that out.
Lowered Academic Standards
Controversial Curriculum and Technologies
At times, the current curriculum and technology usage has replaced foundational academic knowledge with political values, attitudes and beliefs. Much of the current curriculum being used is politically-charged, controversial, inappropriate for the grade level they are introduced to. Using apps like BrainPop, divisive and racist ideology is introduced into classrooms beginning in kindergarten.
My approach is that one cannot rely on adults. I teach the kids so that they will educate the adults. I am transferring the responsibility to the children.”
-Dr. Avraham Kadar, BrainPop Founder
Students have unfiltered access to the BrainPOP app, an app that also trains educators to teach lesson plans on CRT, in place of traditional teaching methods.
Controversial Content Interferes with Education
11th Grade HPISD Pick Pronoun Assignment
Political Ideologies should not be in the public education system, period. Parents and the family unit are being sidelined as the authority for social and emotional learning for their children.
8th Grade HPISD Human Geo Class
11th Grade HPISD History Project
Lucy Calkins Curriculum Pushes Politics & Below Grade-Level Content
Lucy Calkins, a widely discredited reading curriculum is used in K-8 classrooms. This program is banned in Colorado, Arkansas and New York City and was removed from Oakland Schools by the NAACP.
New York Education Chancellor says implementing Units of Study was the biggest regret of his career “…it embraces philosophies of progressive education over traditional instruction.”
— Joel Klein, NY Education Chancellor