According to a discipline/incident report, something very shocking recently happened on the front lawn of Marsh Middle School in broad daylight. It involved a boy and a girl, and multiple adults called to report what they were witnessing on the front lawn in broad daylight. Did I mention it was in broad daylight?
The Marsh Incident is important and must be publicized for several reasons:
1. It shows what DISD teachers are up against. Behavior-wise, anything goes when it comes to DISD campuses and yet both teachers and principals are expected to perform to the highest standards in the midst of the chaos. No wonder good teachers and principals are running out of DISD like their feet are on fire. And because they’re good, they’re getting hired to impact the lives of other people’s children in the suburbs.
2. This incident shows that after a full school year of opportunity, Mike Miles has done nothing to address the behavior issues that drive the middle class (parents with financial choices) out of Dallas and away from the Dallas businesses that need customers and clients in order to survive. Every small business owner in Dallas should protest to get rid of Mike Miles.
3. It reveals that Mike Miles and Edwin Flores (who both have children attending the school) can’t even fix the DISD school in their own backyard. Why should anyone in Dallas believe a word that either of these men say, much less entrust their children to decisions these types of “reformers” make? Trust me, this is not something anyone wants their child to witness on the way into or out of a school for 6-8th graders.
4. The incident spotlights Miles’ handpicked principals. A handpicked principal from Colorado Springs (hey! Isn’t that where Miles is from?) had been on the campus at least a week. Until the new principal arrived, nothing like this latest shocker had been reported at Marsh. Why is that? Were the faculty and staff suddenly forced to worry about Miles’ nonsense (open doors, LOs, DOLs) instead of bigger, deeper issues?
5. It foretells the consequences of Miles’ funding schemes. If you want more of this on the front lawns of middle schools, just wait until Miles strips middle schools of additional personnel so he can pretend to have his own Harlem Zone.
I wish that I could marshal volunteers to hand out fliers to Marsh parents as they pick up and drop off their children at the school so the parents at least could know what goes on during Mike Miles’ supposed watch. They would be as horrified as we are.