Every year the district requests input from parents on a variety of issues. For example, on the right-hand column of this very blog we have been reminding parents that they have until today, Tuesday, January 8, 2013 to review the two calendar options and vote (by fax) for their choice of school calendars.
[ed note: We removed the reminder on Wed., Jan 9, 2013]
However, in documents already posted on the DISD board briefing page on January 7 in advance of the January 10 board briefing (and already discussed in various Union meetings) it is revealed that Option One has already been selected!
Such a little thing, you say.
Yet this is the “real” Dallas ISD. A group of self-serving administrators and Trustees who pay lip service ONLY to parental involvement and parental input. They may ask for your input but the decision has already been made.
Why point out this minor transgression? Because this is how the district handles ALL decisions…from school design to teacher evaluations to technology purchases, ad nauseum. Committees are formed, teachers and citizens are recruited to provide “input” for pre-written check-lists and the district does what it pleases all the while touting its commitment to “community involvement”.
I call B.S.