Monthly Archives: October 2012

Those Brave Enough to Speak Out

There were two speakers to non-agenda items who brought out some marvelous points at the Dallas ISD board meeting on October 25, 2012.  Since not many people were in attendance, it seems relevant to post their comments here so that

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Thank You, Tod Robberson!

EDITORS NOTE: Open Microphone with Mike Miles Monday, October 29th, 2012 5:00 p.m. Sunset High School 2120 W. Jefferson Blvd. Dallas, TX 75208 (972) 502-1500 Here is an opportunity to present questions to the superintendent. English flyer – PDF Spanish

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Smoke and Mirrors vs. Real Reform

(a collaboration between Thoughtful Reader and Little Red Hen) Changes are occurring so quickly at the Dallas Independent School District that the community is beginning to feel somewhat like the boxer about to suffer the final knockout punch.  It seems

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Okay, enough is enough.

“Texas Teacher” recently sent this letter to each of the Dallas ISD Trustees. We are posting it here in its entirety with the permission of “Texas Teacher”. Okay, enough is enough.   A wire no matter how thick will break if

Posted in Teachers Rule

So Much for Stability

I seem to remember that one of the “power” phrases principals were given to parrot to parents had something to do with the “superintendent’s plan” bringing stability and a clear direction to the district. So much for stability. Today, in

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Foundation for Empowerment (FCE) released 3 papers:

1. Disruptive Change: Mike Miles and the Crisis In Dallas ISD, which has been prepared with consultation by education academics, extensive research, review of data and education literature, and meetings and interviews with people of Dallas holding varying and sometimes conflicting points of view;

2. Digging Into Data and Evidence: Mike Miles, Dallas ISD, and Trickle-Down Education Report, by Dr. Julian Vasquez Helig, Lindsay Redd, M.A. and Dr. Ruth Vail; and

3. The Challenge of Disruptive Leadership in Dallas ISD, by Decoteau J. Irby, Ph.D. and Matthew Birkhold, M.A.

"You will see from these papers that, after much research and discussion, we believe the current Superintendent lacks the pedagogical, leadership and integrity qualities necessary to lead Dallas ISD and recommend the Board terminate his contract."

Citizens wanting to speak at regular board meetings and briefings must sign up by calling Board Services at (972) 925-3720 no later than 5 p.m. on the day before the meeting.

Contact the Superintendent and Trustees:
3700 Ross Avenue, Box 1
Dallas, TX 75204

Superintendent Mike Miles
milesfm@dallasisd.org

Lew Blackburn, 1st Vice President
District 5
Term Expires 2016
lblackburn@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3718
Oak Lawn, West Dallas, Wilmer, Hutchins and portions of East Oak Cliff

Miguel Solis, Board President
District 8
Term Expires 2014
miguelsolis@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3721
Love Field, Northwest Dallas, and Central Dallas

Eric Cowan
District 7
Term Expires 2016
ecowan@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3721
North Central Oak Cliff and parts of West Dallas

Nancy Bingham
District 4
Term Expires 2016
nbingham@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3722
Southeast Dallas, Seagoville, Balch Springs

Elizabeth Jones, 2nd Vice President
District 1
Term Expires 2015
elizabethjones@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3722
Northwest Dallas, including North Dallas, Addison, parts of Carrollton and Farmers Branch

Mike Morath
District 2
Term Expires 2014
mmorath@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3721
North and Near East Dallas

Dan Micciche, Board Secretary
District 3
Term Expires 2015
danmicciche@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3722
Northeast Dallas

Joyce Foreman
District 6
Term Expires 2017
email coming
(972) 925-3722
Southwest Dallas

Bernadette Nutall
District 9
Term Expires 2015
benutall@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3721
South Dallas and parts of Downtown Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Deep Ellum, Uptown, and East Dallas

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