Federal government could get involved in fight to keep two HISD schools open

Greater Houston Coalition for Justice is leading the fight to keep 2 schools open
March 12, 2014 5:51:27 AM PDT
Ahead today, the fight to stop HISD school closures could involve the federal government. At least, that's what a local coalition hopes happens.

The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice is the latest group to get involved. Of concern to the Coalition is the closure of two Houston ISD schools next year, specifically Dodson Elementary and Jones High School.

Some families in the area have voiced their worries by way of protests and want to keep the campuses open, saying the education of their children will suffer if the school board votes to close them.

"It's just right for this community to have their school and keep their school as it is for any other community," said parent Susan Walker. "When you start closing schools, you start killing the community."

The district originally considered closing five schools. That list has been moved to two.

A press conference by the group is scheduled for later today.

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