Houston GPS’ mission is to improve education outcomes for students in Houston by selecting, supporting, and electing school board leaders who commit to ensuring there is a great public school in every neighborhood.
What We Do
Houston GPS will:
- advocate for student-centered policy priorities that improve the conditions in public schools for students to succeed
- support and elect leaders who advance those policies on local school district boards
- unite parents, voters, candidates, and elected leaders around a shared agenda for transformational change in Houston school districts
Our Core Values
1. Students First
GPS will only support policies and leaders who put the academic needs of students first in all decision making.
GPS will set a high bar for education leadership, communicate it clearly, and demand education leaders meet those expectations.
Elections are the first step in holding leaders accountable, not the last. We will organize voters, parents, and community members to advocate for a student-centered agenda and hold school district trustees accountable for the decisions they make during their terms.
GPS will invest in local communities and local leaders to empower them to advocate directly to decision makers.
GPS will engage communities and educate voters to understand the issues, participate in the electoral process, and have a voice in selecting the people who will make decisions on their behalf.
GPS will develop a lasting community demand for change that spans multiple school districts, policy priorities, and election cycles.
GPS endorsed school board leaders will:
- Prioritize student outcomes in all decisions about resource allocation: human resources, financial resources, and time.
- Use academic accountability data to make decisions to improve student achievement, and ensure all data is transparent and readily available to families.
- Commit to immediate and persistent action to improve D and F rated schools.
- Support the creation of high quality, public school options, especially in neighborhoods that do not have access to great public schools.