Reading comprehension is the developmental foundation of a quality education. Libraries are places where students go to read, research, and write class assignments. Is Mike Miles intellectually, educationally, and spiritually qualified and mentally equipped to be an effective Superintendent of HISD? Does Mike Miles understand the Southern Association accreditation standards for a public school district or any other type of school district? Hence, all school district types have quality control standards for learning development.

Apparently, Superintendent Miles is looking for detention space in all the wrong places for students with behavioral problems. Turning libraries into Detention Centers does not solve the issue of students with disciplinary problems. Shame, shame, shame on so-called professional educators who are masquerading as educators without absolutely understanding the importance of libraries. Superintendent Miles’s decision concerning libraries is a misguided example of miseducation administrative insanity.

 In fact, HISD’s decision to eliminate libraries at (28) schools transforming them into Reform Schools is a prime example of a malnutrition of the brain idea that creates problems, not solve learning problems. Additionally, (57) other schools will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. A statement from Superintendent Miles enunciated that: “We understand the significance of certain programs associated with libraries and we will strive to maintain those valuable offerings.” However, the question must be asked: do they spiritually, educationally, and most of all, intellectually understand the role and importance of libraries? This must be said, Superintendent Miles does have 20/20 vision on what is taking place in HISD, but a one-man unilaterally decision of such a monumental magnitude without community input is about as bone headed as it gets. Jesus was GOD in the flesh. He had twelve men that he conferred with before initiating a mission. Superintendent Miles if Jesus had twelve men you need at least (24). Hallelujah to GOD! Just maybe TEA is making the decisions, not Miles?

 Oftentimes, students with behavioral problems are students who cannot read and comprehend. Above all, these students usually have family related dysfunctional issues associated with their behavioral problems. Thus, Alternative Schools in HISD were created to assist students with behavioral issues but were closed. The question is why were they closed? Students usually misbehave as a basis for camouflaging and masking their inability to read and comprehend on grade level. Reading is developmental, spiritual, and mental. Students who cannot read by five have a (95%) chance of not ever reading and comprehending at grade level throughout their public-school years.

Symbols motivate human behavior: good or bad. A library is a good symbol, simply because reading is spiritually developmental. Reading promotes self-introspection. In fact, the Bible declares: “Blessed is he that readeth,” (Revelation 1: 3a). Reading is the foundation of analytical thinking. Parenthetically, I might add, the CROSS of Jesus Christ is a positive symbol of God’s grace, mercy, and redemption. However, what God meant for good the devil and the KKK boldly represent as evil. Is HISD in transforming libraries into detention centers turning a good educational image into a bad prison-like detention system image?

HISD, God has an answer for devilish ignorance of the TRUTH, and it is recorded in the book of Habakkuk, Chapter 2 verses 2-3: “Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry” (Habakkuk 2: 2-3). Superintendent Miles you mean well, and Houston desires that you perform well, but you cannot improve HISD by yourself operating as a Lone Ranger. You are not Almighty GOD, you need help (everybody), and TSU and Prairie View are available to you as well as HISD. Selah.

 

October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com

As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.

Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.

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