There has been a bit of controversy around teachers in Texas putting together Amazon Wishlists to get the back-to-school supplies they need. There is an initiative called #ClearTheLists which encourages teachers to put their wishlists together and for the public to clear them. It’s kind of a big deal. But, in districts across Texas, many […]
Katy ISD started a program called Bus Driving Parents where parents are asked to apply as bus drivers to drive field trips. I applied for this position.
Undeniable Facts: 1. Turns out Lance Hindt plagiarized word-for-word over half of his doctoral dissertation (or paid someone who did). University of Houston is no more eager to admit this than Katy ISD was, but their hand will be forced in the next couple of weeks, per their policy. Anyone who has actually read the […]
Courtney Doyle, the President of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees, has direct authority over how much money the government takes from the citizens of Katy ISD, and how public funds belonging to the people of this community are spent. Not being current on her own debt to the government, while she is spending our […]
Saturday, May 4th, Katy ISD Voting Day Locations: Please Note: You can only vote in YOUR precinct: Click To Enlarge Map Unsure? Check your voter registration here. Early Voting Results: Monday, April 23rd: 800 Tuesday, April 24th: 844 Wednesday, April 25th: 796 Thursday, April 26th: 816 Friday, April 27th: 750 Saturday, April 28th: 917 Monday, […]
In early September 2018, Katy ISD board member Dawn Champagne informed the entire board about a FERPA violation committed by then board president Ashley Vann regarding my family’s private data that she used to influence the last election. Nothing was done. How can the same general counsel who failed to report a federal crime be […]
On December 10, 2018, Katy ISD Trustees Rebecca Fox, Susan Gesoff, and Dawn Champagne discuss their disagreements with the board’s decision not to open up the Superintendent search to a national pool of candidates. Ashley Vann, Bill Lacy, George Scott, and Courtney Doyle disagree, feeling that it would be disrespectful not to continue with an […]
Here is an extensive, but unfortunately not an exhaustive list of extremely troubling violations of trust made by the Katy ISD School Board discovered through a public information request. Click to view PDF: Katy ISD Transparency
An open letter from a former Katy ISD bus driver. I gave her the option of anonymity, but she bravely decided to go on the record. If you have a story to share, anonymously or not, please contact me. Dear Mr. Sean, I was a Katy ISD bus driver from January 2009 to June 2013. […]
I filed a freedom of information request for any emails to the district from Keith Rowland, a Principal in Douglasville, Georgia. Keith wrote a dissertation in 2008 that shows incredible similarities to Dr. Lance Hindt’s dissertation written in 2012. This evidence of plagiarism has been pointed out by more than one expert. Click to view […]
August 20th, 2018. Sean Dolan has announced he is running for school board. George Scott (the initial speaker in the video) and Rebecca Fox are both up for re-election. George calls out elected officials that he wants to debate on taxes, but when a citizen comes forward and asks questions, George is silent.
Peter Wood from the Nation Association of Scholars posted an open letter today, asking the University of Houston to take the allegations of Dr. Lance Hindt’s doctorate dissertation plagiarism seriously, and consider revoking his degree. Peter Wood has a history of successfully pressuring other Universities to do the right thing and revoke degrees of doctoral […]
When “A Better Legacy” first came out on Facebook I wanted to personally read through the website and see another side of things. The Katy Independent School District’s PR is committed to promoting the many wonderful attributes of our schools. There are fine educators in Katy, and many fine administrators leading students toward meaningful, purposeful […]
Watch some of the public comments from this week’s School Board Workstudy meeting. View the public utility usage posted on Katy ISD on July 9th, 2018: View Usage Report. You can review all previous reports here. For more information about the 300,000 data points visit: https://abetterlegacy.com/status-of-foi-request-for-300000-data-points-tracked-on-students/ The current board members (not seen in the video) […]
On May 2nd, 2018 at 10:25 pm, just days before a very important school board election, the district sent out an email to their employees asking them to be sure to vote. I sent the following email in response, to select educators and administrators. The following was my plea for educators to simply look at […]
I hope that at least one board member will work up the courage to do the right thing here. So far, nobody is ready to even admit they read the dissertations.
This is the original contract signed by Lance Hindt in 2016 when he first came to Katy ISD. Contract-Hindt (1) This is the amendment made to his contract in May 2017. SupCntrctAmend May 17 (1) This is the amendment made to his contract in May 2018 after bullying and plagiarism allegations surfaced. Ashley Vann, Courtney […]
Update June 25th, 2019 Scans of the dissertations with evidence of plagiarism highlighted. This is limited only to what has been discovered by me and a small team of invaluable volunteers. Lance Hindt, 2012: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1StOuh220iF2FEViNeGwaIhXi56CuooVf/view Keith Rowland, 2008: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qPYjDD1-JCdzV9IKYPuVlJlXxkmmOwv7/view Remember that when this was brought to the attention of the Katy ISD school board in […]
This was voted on and signed by Katy ISD. Many questions from the community went unanswered, and the board voted unanimously in favor of it. This is why you need to vote Saturday May 5th for Scott Martin and Dawn Champagne. Someone needs to ask the right questions about these services being bought with our […]