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DISD: Tell the Feds It’s Poppycock and Hogwash

A complaint has been filed with the Department of Education alleging that DISD is, basically, diverting money away from the neediest kids in the district and spending it elsewhere while claiming to be spending the money equitably. The complaint is

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DISD Teachers are Too Smart for Schemes

Since Mike Miles has arrived in Dallas, the number of Improvement Required (IR) schools has increased. That’s right, Miles fans: despite a Rides on Rims debacle, subjecting 1st graders to ACP exams in Art, harassing 5,000 experienced teachers until they

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DISD Parents and Taxpayers: You Deserve to Know

DISD parents deserve to know what teachers see and hear on every campus in DISD. Teacher voices must not be threatened or silenced by any principal or administrator in the district because that would be a direct violation of the

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Why Effective Teachers Quit DISD–and Why None are Standing in the Wings

Every single week in DISD, another teacher quits. Or 20, depending on whose numbers you’re reading. As an effective (rated as such by student test scores and administrator evaluations) DISD teacher, it would be my pleasure to fill the public

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Mike Morath Must Go

After the Home Rule Commission voted against writing a charter, this was Mike Morath’s response: “I think the real problem is, we as a city don’t actually care about our school system, and that is reflected in the people we

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Foundation for Empowerment (FCE) released 3 papers:

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.

"You will see from these papers that, after much research and discussion, we believe the current Superintendent lacks the pedagogical, leadership and integrity qualities necessary to lead Dallas ISD and recommend the Board terminate his contract."

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Contact the Superintendent and Trustees:
3700 Ross Avenue, Box 1
Dallas, TX 75204

Superintendent Mike Miles
milesfm@dallasisd.org

Lew Blackburn, 1st Vice President
District 5
Term Expires 2016
lblackburn@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3718
Oak Lawn, West Dallas, Wilmer, Hutchins and portions of East Oak Cliff

Miguel Solis, Board President
District 8
Term Expires 2017
miguelsolis@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3721
Love Field, Northwest Dallas, and Central Dallas

Eric Cowan
District 7
Term Expires 2016
ecowan@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3721
North Central Oak Cliff and parts of West Dallas

Nancy Bingham
District 4
Term Expires 2016
nbingham@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3722
Southeast Dallas, Seagoville, Balch Springs

Elizabeth Jones, 2nd Vice President
District 1
Term Expires May 2015
elizabethjones@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3722
Northwest Dallas, including North Dallas, Addison, parts of Carrollton and Farmers Branch

Mike Morath
District 2
Term Expires 2017
mmorath@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3721
North and Near East Dallas

Dan Micciche, Board Secretary
District 3
Term Expires May 2015
danmicciche@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3722
Northeast Dallas

Joyce Foreman
District 6
Term Expires 2017
joyceforeman@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3722
Southwest Dallas

Bernadette Nutall
District 9
Term Expires May 2015
benutall@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3721
South Dallas and parts of Downtown Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Deep Ellum, Uptown, and East Dallas

"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