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2021 Spring Branch ISD School Board
Texas Public Schools
November 5th, 2021
The Katy-based, public education advocacy group A Better Legacy has announced its
organization is collaborating with former Katy I.S.D. school board member George Scott on a
significant issue dealing with parental rights to be meaningful partners in their children’s
education involving issues that have arisen in Spring Branch I.S.D.
The issue that is the subject of this cooperation involves independent research and analysis of the
scope and operational details of a program in which the district apparently provides junior high
English Language classroom teachers a set of classroom books for independent reading which
has apparently provoked genuine concerns from many parents in the district.
“We have been communicating with George on this matter for some time now, and have worked
with him on a series of public information requests to SBISD that ABL will use to let parents in
Spring Branch understand if the district is being totally candid with them on the details, goals,
and evaluation of this program,” Sean Dolan said.
Dolan acknowledged that some may be surprised of this collaboration given ABL’s and Scott’s
prior conflicts when he served on the Katy school board. “We’ve agreed that our past conflicts
will not interfere with our commitment to helping Spring Branch parents get the information to
which they are entitled to have regarding their children’s education.”
“This announcement is void of any commentary on the program itself. George is leading this
research effort for us. When we have developed the information that is needed to evaluate the
concerns that have been expressed by many parents, we’ll offer our assessment,” Dolan said.
“I have learned in my 48-year career in the public arena that I have made few permanent enemies
but maintained even fewer permanent friends,” Scott said. “Neither Sean or I have compromised
on our past differences. I am extremely glad to help ABL on this profound issue in Spring
Branch because it is an incredibly relevant public issue that is also a growing state and national
Scott and Dolan both agree that many in the public education establishment and their apologists
in the news media believe that parents have no right to know and understand the details of
curriculum initiatives and programs used in public schools.
Both say they understand the political and media dynamics that come into play when the subject
of reading, materials becomes an issue especially for upper elementary and middle school
In a joint statement, Dolan and Scott said: “We understand that many in today’s educational and
media culture believe that ‘the educational experts are the experts and parents need to shut up
and nod yes and say thank-you. We do not know the details of this program. However, we see
smoke and we believe it is important public policy. We’ll use our skills to help the parents
understand what is happening. The research has begun. We’ll let the facts speak for themselves.”
“This is not about book-burning or censorship. It’s about curriculum and instruction and
effectiveness and accountability and the notion that there should be a politically-correct wall
between parents and those issues is both sad and irrational,” Dolan and Scott concluded.
George Scott, former Katy ISD School Board Member
“We understand that many in today’s educational and media culture believe that ‘the educational experts are the experts and parents need to shut up and nod yes and say thank-you. We do not know the details of this program. However, we see smoke and we believe it is important public policy. We’ll use our skills to help the parents understand what is happening. The research has begun. We’ll let the facts speak for themselves.”
Sean Dolan, the guy some in Katy ISD threatened to sue for defamation after he exposed their Superintendent's doctoral plagiarism. Follow on instagram @TheSeanDolan