The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Plano City Council member Tom Harrison faced a public hearing Monday over controversial social media posts.
Back in February, Harrison shared a Facebook post that stated, "Share if you think Trump should ban Islam in American schools."
Harrison apologized, but the city council publicly censured him - and a public petition with about 4,400 signatures asked for a recall election.
Last night, Harrison said he thought the post was about separation of church and schools. He also said he will not step down. His term ends next May.
Other stories this morning:
- An upcoming KERA series, “The Race To Save Failing Schools,” focuses on low-performing schools across North Texas trying to turn themselves around – before the state could shut them down.
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