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.
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.