A group of DISD parents have been meeting to discuss ways to hasten the departure of Superintendent Mike Miles. They plan to speak publicly with the Board of Trustees, and Mayor and City Council. They have just released an on-line petition which we present here without comment…(That’s what you do best!)
“It is critically important that all children within Dallas ISD have access to great public schools, led by high quality principals with an effective teacher in each and every classroom. These goals are being hindered by current leadership. A more positive, creative atmosphere for work and study must be restored within DISD.
Although, Mr. Miles has been in Dallas just over a year, there have been questions about the legality of his actions to such an extent that a $100,000 investigation was required. In addition to the questions being raised by this investigation into his ethics and character, Miles has insulted, threatened, or otherwise driven off, not only staff who was trying to work closely with him (i.e. people whom he personally hired) but also hundreds of talented teachers and principals as well. Hundreds of Dallas ISD professionals have simply left our school district, seeking a more positive school environment.
We fear more teachers will be leaving. We fear students may follow, as they did by the hundreds in Colorado. We ask that either he resign to reunite with his family in Colorado, or that the DISD Board take actions to demand his resignation.”
In an email sent to members of the community the group stated:
Dear Parents and Community:
One of our Dallas ISD parents has launched the on-line petition the group discussed at our first meeting. Here is the web site and link for you to sign the petition. Also would you send the link to your E-mail contacts please as well as put it on your Facebook page? If you belong to a Dallas ISD alumni network considering sharing it with your former classmates as well.
Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, Sept. 4th at MLK Center in Building A, Activity Room B. We will begin at 7 PM
Please invite other parents; and, xxxxxxxx from xxxxxxxx will be available to do some video taping of parents who want to be on YouTube to express their desire to see Miles resign. If you would like to be on the YouTube video or know of parents xxxxxxx can contact about the video, please give xxxxxxx a call at: xxx-xxx-xxxx
Editors Note: We have been asked to remove the name of the organization mentioned including the contact name and the phone number from this blog post. First, because the organization was not the driving force behind the meeting or the petition – DISD parents were – and, second, because, “the publicity is welcome but a little early”. We have obliged.
Let us know what you think…