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New TEA-Approved Training Equips School Board Trustees to Fight ‘Woke’ Education | Part 1


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According to one Texas non-profit group, many parents and educators across the state are fed up with “woke agendas” being prioritized in Texas schools, supplanting the focus on core, traditional curriculum.

Now, a new alternative training for school board members and trustees is being offered to those who want to “rebuild trust with their communities and focus on getting back to the basics.”

The Gulf Coast Community Action Agency (GCCAA), founded by James Dunn, was recently approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to offer training for superintendents and elected school board trustees.

“Our goals are quite simple: provide our 8,000-plus Texas school district trustees and 1,000-plus Texas school district superintendents with effective and innovative training that will result in significant positive growth in student academic performance and outcomes,” Dunn told The Dallas Express.

The first training, in the form of a two-day symposium entitled “Getting Back to the Basics,” was held last weekend in Southlake with a small group of attendees.

Julie Pickren, a former ISD trustee from 2015-2021, spoke at the GCCAA symposium about the importance of transparency and how to build trust among board members and superintendents.

“We have to have full transparency with every board member,” said Pickren to the symposium audience.

Pickren, a candidate for the State Board of Education, serves as a board member of Fresh Impact Christian Academy and is a former board member of Heritage Christian Academy.

“If one board member asked the superintendent a question, that question should be sent out with an answer to every board member. In order to have trust between a team, you have to have transparency,” said Pickren.

The State of Texas requires elected school board members to attend continuing education training, which is currently dominated by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA).

The training provided by Dunn’s GCCAA non-profit organization offers Texas educators an alternative to the TASB and the TASA.

Mike Morath, commissioner of the Texas Education Agency, was in attendance and addressed the audience in the final hours of the symposium.

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Anna Williams
Anna Williams
1 month ago

We are as citizens are tired of “WOKE “. Teachers are leaving the teaching profession because someone came up with this mess.

Parents have too wake-up and say enough. The basic are what’s needed, plus technology.

All these children need is some people who are not afraid to take care of their children and let teacher’s teach what they went to college for.

Once we were smiling and laughing, now we walk around with sadness. Wake up America, we love our children to much for this.

1 month ago

Is this for real or window dressing? I can’t imagine Mike Morath wanting to do right by Texas school children.