Rick Casey, a reporter for the Houston Chronicle maybe receiving a phone call from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.
Terry Grier received a phone call from Rep.(D)Sheila Jackson Lee, double teaming with HISD Trustee Carol Sims Galloway and a minister. Galloway left the line early, and State Rep. Harold Dutton joined the call toward the end.
You see, Rick Casey is breaking from the ranks of the Rag of a Paper that claims to be a News Paper. Maybe to drum up some more subscribers, to drum up some more Advertisers, or because it is a story that cannot go untold.
The phone call from Congresswoman Jackson Lee, and others, was to HISD Superintendent Terry Grier; threatening, demanding, and outright intimidating Mr. Grier; 4 months on the job as the leader of one of the nation's largest and most complex school districts.
He told the callers that he wouldn't discuss personnel issues over the phone. Way to go Super Grier!
Being on a break retreat with his wife; and being hammered with a call like this is unconscionable. A Christmas Break. The call was 2 days before Christmas.
The call was about an investigation into some very bad things that has been taking place with 2, 2 mind you, schools. Maybe more bad things-lets see what turns up shall we?
No way, says, Rep.(D) Sheila Jackson Lee; stop the investigation now! She is accusing investigators of using “racist” methods in interviewing staff members.
An outside law firm is investigating activities at Key Middle School, and Kashmere High School.
Administrator Mable Caleb had been principal at Key Middle School, and a controversy resulted in a promotion to principal at Kashmer High School. Wow how did that happen?
The predecessor of Grier tried to fire Mable Caleb 5 yrs. ago. But a Board vote of 4-3 overruled him. Rep.(D)Sheila Jackson Lee involved, Hummm.
The current investigative report charged that equipment and money from student fees were missing at the schools, and there was strong evidence of cheating on TAKS tests.
In addition, the report accused Caleb of improperly employing her son and her niece at the school.
Caleb denied the charges and accused Grier of ordering the investigation for being slighted, because he blamed her for being criticized by State Rep. Dutton and others at a public meeting. Just 4 months on the job and already being Bullied by Rep. (D) Sheila Jackson Lee and cohorts.
Rick Casey said, a conversation with State Rep. Dutton; Dutton defended Caleb at length, saying he also believed Greer had acted out of ruffled pride.
Grier says the investigation came out of an anonymous letter.
The predecessor of Grier tried to fire Mable Caleb 5 yrs. ago. But a Board vote of 4-3 to overrule him suggests that her friends were more successful than they were this time. Yea, Rep. (D) Sheila Jackson Lee is trying to stop another investigation of her friend Caleb.
According to a memo Grier sent his board members shortly after the call, Rep. Lee demanded that he shut down the investigation, accusing investigators of using “racist” methods in interviewing staff members.
He said Lee and the minister also indicated that they wanted to be involved in the selection of new administrators overseeing schools in the region that includes Key and Kashmere.
And they wanted him to replace the new principal he had named to Key with Bernett Harris, a Caleb protege who had been Key's interim principal.
Grier did not shut down the investigation.
Bulling, Unethical, not Caring about the Constitution, DemocRats Shall be Removed from Office this November!
Read the story at Houston Chronicle Here...