SleazyDeasy? Oh, Come On!

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screamdeasyDear Readers,

You know we approach this blog as a community service, don’t you? We know Dallas lives in a media bubble where news from the rest of the nation that goes against the dementia of Belo’s Bill McKenzie simply doesn’t get printed in The Dallas Morning News. Belo Expectations as a media outlet is like living in China and having state-sponsored coverage of the news. Only a part of reality is available; the rest is censored.

Citizens of Dallas don’t know, for instance, that a memo was found this week indicating Michelle Rhee knew there was Atlanta-style cheating going on in her schools, most of it provoked by Rhee’s threats of her principals. Our people also won’t read in the Morning News that the D.C. Commissioner of Education who stopped the pressure on an investigation of massive cheating in DC schools, Kerri Briggs, is now over at the Bush Institute and lately a panelist on teacher effectiveness hosted by Bill McKenzie.

We don’t want reality creeping into our universe here in Dallas.

But Sleazy Deasy?

Bill McKenzie has now come out to the world.  He began his latest little pathetic blog with, “I love John Deasy, I really do.”

A silent scream emitted from our laptops. You’ve got to be kidding, McKenzie.

McKenzie goes on to describe his giant man-crush as the result of Deasy’s attempts to link student performance to teacher appraisals in the Los Angeles school district.

In our world, back in Reality Land, Sleazy Deasy is the reason every potential and sitting Board Trustee in the nation needs a special training session on using Google as a due diligence tool before awarding a contract to a public school superintendent or administrator.

Sleazy Deasy is the poster boy for urban school recruiting firms who pass lemons from city to city.

If only our Dallas ISD Board had known about the interwebs and Google, we could have been saved from Miles, but no, with the exception of Trustee Carla Ranger, our Trustees left the fate of the school district up to a recruitment firm who must have given them the instructions to STAY AWAY FROM THE INTERWEBS! Loll about as if you are on vacation somewhere, but stay away from Google! Don’t you dare go near YouTube!  Only former Trustee Bruce Parrott has had the courage to state that voting to select Miles was the biggest mistake of his political career.

Our Trustees are SO compliant. They did just as they were told, just as they did what they were told in giving Broad-trained Mike Miles carte blanche to create chaos and misery.

The Trustees of Los Angeles were also compliant when they sent up a search for a new assistant superintendent, and look what their recruitment firm dragged in: Old Sleazy Deasy, another Broad Toad.

Sleazy Deasy was available after resigning from his gig in Prince George’s County schools.

Deasy was caught awarding huge consulting contracts in two different districts where he was superintendent to a university professor who later awarded Deasy a doctorate when Deasy hadn’t met the residency requirements for the doctorate or the hours necessary for the degree.

The professor giving away the doctorate to Sleazy Deasy was later indicted for fraud and the money stolen included the funds from Deasy’s school districts.

This was all in the news. Well, it was all in the news for those who read the national press. Broad disasters don’t get coverage in local Dallas news.

Sleazy Deasy escaped unharmed because Bill Gates came to his rescue. Apparently Gates has such disrespect for American educational institutions, including higher education,  that he didn’t have to hold his nose while providing Sleazy Deasy a place to hide before his coming out party in Los Angeles.

It seems Bill Gates was enthralled at the time over Sleazy Deasy’s planned pay for performance scheme for teachers in his Maryland district.

Yes, loyal readers, history does have a way of repeating itself, especially when those interwebs are turned off.

 

 

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dallasparent
dallasparent

This man has been an opportunist from the get go.  His speech has reinforced his intentions.  I feel we have been one of his experiments to move ahead.  It seems many "reformers" are cut from the same cloth.

LakewoodParent
LakewoodParent

Is the system broken in the DISD, Mr. Miles?  Many of us would have been happy to give you chapter and verse on your broken legacy systems had you asked.  We know how your principals sweep serious safety issues under the rug and fail to provide basic supplies to their teachers.  You can't tell how many employees there are?  Of course not.  The principals and the central staff people have been playing games for decades here.  So, have you rectified the data?  Or are your up there smirking while your house is on fire?  That is why you cleared out central staff, then rehired people like Shirley Ison, right?  To clean things up.

You are so right.  Work orders on toilets are important, and so is the toilet paper.  So, concentrate on that s#!% your first year, and you win some friends and strengthen the infrastructure.  You do some good.  Instead, you brutalize teachers and ruin careers, hurting children in the process.  Teachers have been dancing as fast as they can down here keeping up with terrible directives and corrupt administrators, and you're rolling the whole ball down on them.  You fail to put first things first.  You pander.  Good luck with TFA. With any luck at all one of those good young teachers will be instrumental in seeing you replaced by someone who will make a real difference.  Run up to Colorado to snigger about it, having spent your first year teaching executive directors how to carry clipboards, falsify data on spot observations, and terrorize teachers. We'll see. 

grinning
grinning

We need our own version of a PAC meeting.

We help him pack his clothes, pack up his office, and pack up his car!

Persona non grata
Persona non grata

Is the DMN editorial board now furiously looking through their official "FMM Excuse Manual: Keeping Our Boy at the Helm at All Costs" for suggestions on spinning this episode to their gullible "in the bubble" readers?

bawhahahah
bawhahahah

Great career move, Justin.

Bawhahahahahaha.

DOL doo doo
DOL doo doo

After listening to that podcast, now the BOT (minus Ms. Ranger), trolls and doubters can clearly see what a two-faced, back-stabbing, con artist that this SOB truly is.

He just threw Dallas ISD under the BUS! Are you kidding me?!

 

Persona non grata
Persona non grata

Even though it's cruelly laughable to post an article about the value of teacher buy-in our Gestapo-like district, here's one anyway....

"Five School Reform Sound Bites That Hurt Teacher Buy-In

ROXANNA ELDEN NOV 10, 2011

As a teacher, though, I share my colleagues' frustrations with some of reformers' catchiest feel-good phrases. Teachers are not so much against education reforms as we are downstream from them. We see the way well-meaning changes play out in our schools and classrooms, and often hear troubling subtexts in talking points that sound great on TV. Here are a few examples, along with tips on how to engage teachers in the real conversations that we should be having about these issues. "

"We know what works!"

"Demographics don't determine destiny! (You lazy racist!)"

"Measurable results"

"If grocery stores were run like public schools..."

"We need transformational change!"

http://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?DISPATCHED=true&cid=25983841&item=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.edweek.org%2Fedweek%2Frick_hess_straight_up%2F2011%2F11%2Ffive_school_reform_sound_bites_that_hurt_teacher_buy-in.html

Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

Were there recently even more budget cuts for comprehensive schools not in the 2020 feeder pattern thing? I could be missing it, but no one seems to be saying anything about all the teachers getting those Intent To Recommend Termination Of Contract letters based upon "programmatic/budget" reasons.

YesWeShall
YesWeShall

@LakewoodParent 

Yes, we shall see.Miles intends to feed his innovation feeder patterns with more money pulled off our high school campuses. He already has a plan in place to rob our high schools to pay for his special little projects.

Got news for ya. There is nothing left but bare bones and the buzzards downtown are not carrying them off.

Furthermore, the shifty way the district has been floating by on Title I comparability by leaving huge vacancies in teaching jobs that were supposed to be filled to provide comparability is going to stop. The money that was intended for decreasing the achievement gap through more effective instruction on campuses goes to feed central administrators or winds up feeding the saving account.

We will monitor the budget process this year--not the Todd Williams way which leads to more inequities, but the state and federal funds intended to instruct our children are going to make their way back to campuses, especially our high schools campuses. Teachers are going to be hired.

The excuse this year that Glover was busy reorganizing HR never stopped hiring of central administrators.

Classrooms are not going to be staffed with long term substitutes. We are not going to have some high schools fully staffed and other missing 15-20 teachers.

Miles loves to pontificate on the achievement gap. Then he turns around and is so deficient as a leader that we don't even have teachers for classrooms.

Lew Blackburn and Cowan stated last night that they would not vote on Miles' feeder pattern plan if it disrupted Title I comparability. There is no way to add $8 million to two feeder patterns without further starving our comprehensive high schools.

We no longer buy the district's BS Title I comparability model. It doesn't work and it was all for show. Permanent vacancies are built into that model to move money around. We expect to start school in the fall with 500 teaching vacancies.

We are going to get down to the high school campus level and find out where the money is actually being funneled because it is not being directed to the sole purpose of this district which is the education of children.

There seems to be an informal RIF going on right now. Teachers are being non-renewed for vague reasons. There seems to be restructuring going on when no one has briefed the board.

We want to set a new precedent that all weighted revenue follow the children they were intended to serve along with the Title I money which should go to campus in the form of dollars, not positions.

The trustees who have rubber stamped all budgets in the past are going to have to learn to follow the money and ask questions. 

If they refuse, they are refusing to do the one function they were elected for and they need to be removed from office for failing to perform their duties.


Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

@grinning Don't forget to help him pack his obsession with youth - maybe he can find a new career as a judge on America's Next Top Model!

Persona non grata
Persona non grata

....I think the first DMN reset button is irretrievably broken. Time for another editorial: "C'mon everyone! Give the guy a chance!"

Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

@Persona non grata Oh, so he went back to Colorado to complain, since everyone loves him so much there after his effect on the education system in C. Springs? That is actually humorous.

Aztec Warrior
Aztec Warrior

@Persona non grata It all sounds good, but in actuality we've been beaten down, discouraged, belittled. Our children have suffered, scores are going down, and the system is going to implode.

Someone paid Miles to blow his own horn during his regularly scheduled work week, and he's got nothing to support his claims, besides his word. From day one, his consulting background meant he's going to use us and our kids as examples. They should have put a gag order on him.

What next, someone paying Hinojosa to come back to tell us how well he's improved students in Georgia?

Hope he's fixing all the problems he's making fun about. I dislike he's dissing all of DISD publically, not just the board.

(And all jokes aside, everyone knows size does matter.)

Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa

This none-certified puke is beyond stupidity. I hope the Board would take of this idot, if your are not happy go home.

LakewoodParent
LakewoodParent

@Persona non grata And who is Elizabeth Jones?  Do you mean Elizabeth Jones of the private equity Bulge Bracket?  The one who is a trustee of the DISD while serving on the board of the Dallas Central Appraisal District? Latch-key kid who uses Bronx Science as her example of getting a good education in Public School?  This resolution should be torn apart for what it is:  Another attempt to defraud our young citizens of their right to an education that is high-quality and at least semi-autonomous:  Jones' resolution as posted on this site, http://carlaranger.blogspot.com/?m=1, is a slap in the face to all parents of children in this state.

WHEREAS, students’ post high school success is increasingly tied to the 21st century innovation and investment economy, which increasingly relies on new skills and college completion;
WHEREAS, the number of Texas jobs requiring post high school education will grow 20% by 2018 and jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will grow 22% faster than most other states during the same time period;
 WHEREAS, removal of college readiness standards currently under legislative consideration will adversely impact the college access and completion and drive up the cost of remediation in post-secondary education;
WHEREAS, students taking higher level mathematic classes in high school complete college and earn degrees at vastly higher rates than those students taking a less rigorous course of study;
WHEREAS, diminishing graduation standards will not meet the demands of employers in North Texas for an educated work force.

Elizabeth Jones, even in Lakewood we recognize that the kids who take higher level math classes at Woodrow are the ones who can read fluently by the time they enter high school, and not those who come from Mount Auburn and Mata and OM Roberts reading years below grade level, and hobbled by years of bilingual testing and teaching.  We also understand that our high standard of living is based on having the good fortune of having high-quality educations both at home and in school.  It seems you are bent on stacking the deck in favor of a two-tiered worker state, both of which serve big business rather than people and community.   

retiredteacher
retiredteacher

Persona and DISD Teach. I don't know why he rescinded either, but I'm glad he did. I've heard good things about and had also heard from a reliable source that they were pressuring him to resign. I'm really glad he decided against caving to the pressure. Yes, he can retire after 34 years, but why should he if he is doing a good job and wants to stay? Just because FMM wants to get rid of experienced people and put in place green ones he can

control? No.

More people should fight the Miles' and company pressure. Stand up and fight these know nothings. MAKE them fire you rather than resign. Fight them tooth and nail. The more people who fight, the more negative publicity there will be for FMM. That's a good thing.

DISD Teach
DISD Teach

@Persona non grata This is a very interesting development.  What will happen from this point forward?  Will the district non-renew him anyway?  Or will they have to fold to the public outcry and to the bad press that would inevitably follow?  If so, would this open the door for others?  If it did, then you can't wait until next year.  This is your time.  I do not know Principal Tovar, but I admire someone taking a stand against injustices.  It's been said on this site before, our power will come in our numbers.  Someone has taken the first step.  Who will follow?

DigABiggerHole
DigABiggerHole

@Quo Qu ohhh 

We've seen that BS used before. How can it be the budget when there is no trustee-approved budget or changes in programming?


Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

@YesWeShall @LakewoodParent You are correct- there is a kind of alternate RIF going on. Teachers who have little defense (first year, non-TFA, therefore have probationary contracts- usually elective content areas) or who have been written up seem to be the targets, at least from what I can determine. The reasons are vague in the initial "intent" letters delivered in person by a representative from Human CAPITAL . A job fair is being offered, as well as the possibility of applying for open transfer spots, of which there are over 700. If one does not find a position within the district, there will be a non-renewal on the teacher's record, a huge black mark toward futre hiring almost anywhere. This is regardless of the vague reasons (program/budget.)  The union says another wave of letters will go out later this month to those same people, confirming that the BOT has terminated their contracts. The only choices are to find another spot in DISD, or "voluntarily" resign. It is pathetic. Good, hard-working teachers are being sliced as part of Miles & Co.'s master plan. The students suffer yet again, being subject to a huge game of teacher musical chairs.

retiredteacher
retiredteacher

LakewoodP-----Guess what thè Title I money will be spent on next year? Instructional Coaches!!!!! That has been decreed by the little dictator (Dear Leader). So Title I money will be spent at $60,000 per coach, and when that. money runs out it wiill be regular CTUs who'll be sacrificed for the do-nothing coaches (read rats). Are these people going to be real experts in reading, math' and science? Of course not: they'll be DOL and MRS monitors.There should be a huge outcry about this, as this is wasted money that belongs to at risk kids for getting real reading and math teachers. But no everything in DISD is about following DearLeader's edicts. I wish parents would realize that even more money will be stripped from schools for another layer of administration that wiill NOT help kids. The waste of money for layers of bureaucracy will never end until parents demand it. Adding hundreds of instructional coaches is an example of what NOT to do.

1 4 the road
1 4 the road

@Pancho Villa No we are the butt of the jokes, sounded like a comedy club at the Colorado show

retiredteacher
retiredteacher

Why is it that our BOT has failed to realize we are testing TOO MUCH? Why put out a resolution that makes it sound as if we don't care about kids unless we test them to death?

If this is what Jones wants for her students, she is sad. Many kids cannot make it on the Advanced Plan; they will flunk out. Is this what we want? Let those kids who wish to do the Advanced Plan do it, but don't force it on kids who don't want it or cannot pass it. Isn't that what choice is all about? We must quit forcing all kids to follow a college prep plan. Encourage is one thing, but force is another.

When I was in high school, everyone was not on a college prep plan, and frankly many were not encouraged, which wasn't good, but somehow we've gone overboard in the other direction, I think. And the constant testing has gone way past absurdity. I'm glad that the legislature is retrenching from this overkill. Sorry Elizabeth Jones doesn't agree.

E Kim Selim
E Kim Selim

A little math for Elizabeth Jones. 75% passed the Algebra I EOC in Dallas. Translation, 75% were confident about 9 out of 54 items. That is because if they know 9 items and randomly guessed on the remaining 45 they will get on average 11 correct. 45/4. And 9 + 11 is 20, the passing standard.

Does she really want 15 tests? Watch the chemistry EOC this year. It will be lower. She can still establish a scholarship track for high performers with 15 exams but do not expect everyone to take physics.

Nelie Shison Wormsey
Nelie Shison Wormsey

@retiredteacher I want to take my teaching certificate out of the frame it is in, and put this cover in there instead...(since my certificate ain't worth much to Miles and his administrative team).  If only it were a true cover.

LakewoodParent
LakewoodParent

@retiredteacher Fighting non-renewal is one tactic, and maybe a good one in some cases, given a good lawyer with a will.  Good luck under present policy.  Maybe it's time to look at history for a little instruction:  "grass soon grows over a battlefield but never over a scaffold."  

It is a big mistake, however, for DISD administration to think that the many teachers who resign rather than engage in petty skirmishes with these pigs are rendered politically powerless as a consequence. 

Persona non grata
Persona non grata

Given the gross waste and corruption in this district (how are those secret little illegal business enterprises going for you, BOT 8-1?), I hope attorneys cash in with DISD wrongful termination cases. CA-CHING! CA-CHING!

DigABiggerHole
DigABiggerHole

@Quo Qu ohhh 

Those letters need to be saved. There is no comparability of funding across high schools and there is no trustee-approved budget for next year.

So how do they know where and when they will need teachers?

Who is making these decisions and what is the real justification?

Any budget changes need to be discussed with the Board.

The current openings that are being kept secret on high school campuses need an open discussion at the board level.

All of this needs to be aired and discussed in open sessions.

Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

@DigABiggerHole Alliance-AFT people say that there will be a second wave of letters going out to the same people, basically saying that the BOT has approved this, and listing less innocuous reasons for each person, such as anything ever done imperfectly- attendance, evaluations, etc. However, if one got the initial letter and transfers, it all "goes away." -??!

LakewoodParent
LakewoodParent

@retiredteacher Correct.  Students should not be funneled into AP classes w/o qualifications or the will to catch up.  As Mr. Miles says in his Colorado talk this week re:  how to close the minority achievement gap,  "it's all the same thangs..." #1 of which is to believe that all kids can learn.  Bully for him.  So, maybe if the "at risk kids" can learn, they should be allowed to learn solid English and arithmetic basics EARLY.  

Unfortunately, he's not putting his money where his mouth is.  This is not about principals or teachers, or counselors explaining about heavy workloads.   Miles has done nothing significant to deal with the fact that many of these AP kids can't read well enough to do the work.  It would be a large feat for them to make it through a real AP course load.   

retiredteacher
retiredteacher

Here's the thing about putting everyone in AP or Advanced Placement. It means what it says----ADVANCED. So many kids are being placed in AP who do NOT wish to do the extra reading or the extra work. Counselors need to explain that there is a heavy workload, guiding kids into the appropriate level for the amount of work they are willing to do. That isn't happening.

NoMoreTests
NoMoreTests

@E Kim Selim 

The "scholarship track" can be all the Advanced Placement courses students wish to take with all the AP tests they want to take.

Jones' thinking is similar to requiring every student to make all-state choir.

She doesn't understand we don't have the teachers and we don't have students who are interested in pursuing her interests.

Of course students taking high level math complete college more frequently.

We are worried about students who will never finish high school if all this testing continues.

And we don't want to pay for it in time or money.

Thank you for the post, Ms. Ranger. We all love you.

Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa

@DigABiggerHole @Quo Qu ohhh

Very interesting!! Very interesting!! You want to cut some heads at the AFT. Well, I'll be damn! It sound and it looks like Carriles in Venezuela. In Deed very interesting.

DigABiggerHole
DigABiggerHole

@Quo Qu ohhh @DigABiggerHole 

Agreed--it is a perfect campaign of terrorism against teachers.

We give you a letter with a bogus excuse and put you on the defensive.

Then you are scared, so we assault you by telling you to resign or you will be non-renewed.

Every other teacher in the building is now also terrorized, making them perfect victims of Miles.

Principals are in the same position.

Miles has done it again.

For starters, you need some actual leadership in AFT. You have none. You can take care of that with a new election.


Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

@DigABiggerHole @Quo Qu ohhh Oh, and regardless of reason, if the recipients of the letters do not find a position within the district to which to transfer, or resign within the next few weeks, they will always bear the stigma of having been non-renewed for future job applications.

Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

@DigABiggerHole @Quo Qu ohhh There are many paper and digital copies of these documents. Alliance-AFT said they've had their Legal Dept. meeting with these teachers until 10 pm, every night since the letters started being dispensed (by a person from Human "Capital" who visited campuses.)

DigABiggerHole
DigABiggerHole

@Quo Qu ohhh @DigABiggerHole 

There will be plenty of openings in surrounding districts. The openings will grow each week, especially in those districts that are still growing.

The secrecy surrounding this entire process is guaranteed to make every employee in the district scared of the superintendent and his dogs.

No other district is pulling this.

You do have this in your favor if you resign. If you simply tell your new school district that you want a career in education and that their district provides great opportunities for that, you won't need to say that Dallas ISD has been taken over by wolves.

Believe me, we all know what is happening there and no one will think poorly of you for leaving.

It is true that hundreds of teachers are leaving and many of them are our great teachers.

The arrogance of Lumpy to think he can replace these teachers is astounding.

Most teachers will find better positions.

Quo Qu ohhh
Quo Qu ohhh

@DigABiggerHole @Quo Qu ohhh True, but almost every teacher I know is looking to flee to those districts. Additionally, anyone receiving these letters will have a dreaded "non-renewal" on their career record unless they find a spot elsewhere in DISD. As I think I mentioned, the only way to avoid that is to resign "voluntarily."

DigABiggerHole
DigABiggerHole

@Quo Qu ohhh @DigABiggerHole 

Is your principal hiding behind this process or has Lumpster sat down and decided a strategy to remove large numbers of teachers?

Are they trying to lower teacher numbers on comprehensive high school campuses ever more than last year?

What is the trend with these letters?

Retaliation? 

All any teacher who might be interested in working in this district has to do is read about this process and they will walk a wide circle around this school district.

No other district is in a state of chaos except this one.

Is there some reason to stay in Dallas? There are 500 openings already in surrounding school districts that are not full of crazy people.

DigABiggerHole
DigABiggerHole

@Quo Qu ohhh @DigABiggerHole 

So, are you saying your principal is too chicken shit to give you timely feedback and let you improve, or are you saying your principal is also scared shitless and doing anything he/she is told?

Either way, everyone is scared since these are random attacks. The more random they are, the more the terror spreads.

Essentially, any good teacher can be removed at any time under Miles tour.


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"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people in order to betray them." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

Open Mike Community Meetings 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
DATE LOCATION • ADDRESS
Monday,

May 12
Seagoville High School • 15920 Seagoville Rd., 75253