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Pity the Rusk Teachers

The education “reformers” currently besieging our city want public education to fail. They want public education to fail so they can profit. They support Mike Miles and his mandates because they believe his leadership will cause widespread failure and the

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Miles Asks for a Raise While DISD Taxpayers and Teachers Prepare for 2,000 Needy Children

On Monday, DISD teachers learned that the district has offered to absorb and educate 2,000 students from Central America. DISD Superintendent Mike Miles, in response to Clay Jenkins’ announcement that he intends to bring the children to Dallas, stated, “If

Posted in Teachers Rule

A Beginner’s Guide to the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)

So that you don’t need to go out and get a law degree in order to understand the shenanigans going on in DISD, here’s a rough outline of the situation and all of the current court documents. (Disclaimer: We are

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Miles, Marian Willard and an Athletics Scandal

In a bold and courageous move, Miles waited until the Friday that school got out to fire 15 people implicated in an athletics scandal that stretches back at least 2 years. My first question is this: Why did Miles wait

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Principals in the Red

Now that the climate surveys are out, it’s clear that many schools have principals with problems. It’s interesting that Miles isn’t fond of coloring because the surveys are helpfully color-coded so that anyone can see the amount of red on

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1. Disruptive Change: Mike Miles and the Crisis In Dallas ISD, which has been prepared with consultation by education academics, extensive research, review of data and education literature, and meetings and interviews with people of Dallas holding varying and sometimes conflicting points of view;

2. Digging Into Data and Evidence: Mike Miles, Dallas ISD, and Trickle-Down Education Report, by Dr. Julian Vasquez Helig, Lindsay Redd, M.A. and Dr. Ruth Vail; and

3. The Challenge of Disruptive Leadership in Dallas ISD, by Decoteau J. Irby, Ph.D. and Matthew Birkhold, M.A.

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