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DISD Teachers Await Climate Survey Results

DISD campus administrators have been informed of the Fall Climate Survey results for their campus. In other words, the results are in and teachers want to see them. DISD teachers completed the Fall Climate Survey in December, after receiving a

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Disruptive Change Rains Down on Dealey

It looks like yet another set of DISD parents didn’t get the memo: Mike Miles is to be both overpaid and obeyed. No questions asked; no opposition brooked. His way or the highway. Dealey parents seem to be getting that

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DISD Principals: Don’t Touch My Child

After reading and thinking about recent comments on this blog and another, I am increasingly horrified by the revelations that many principals in DISD are jumping on the fad bandwagon and requiring teachers to shake every child’s hand (or even

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Size Does Matter in Dallas ISD

“We cannot continue to give away our responsibilities as a board.” That was trustee Joyce Foreman’s remark at the November board briefing discussion on the acceptance of gifts to the district. Current policy CDC Local requires that all gifts over

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Philanthropists Should Shun DISD

30 years ago or so, all sorts of companies and investors did business in South Africa, which was led by the criminal, corrupt, apartheid government of South Africa. The South African government benefitted and the companies benefitted. American stock and

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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 [Mike Miles] lacks the pedagogical, leadership and integrity qualities necessary to lead Dallas ISD and recommend the Board terminate his contract."

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District 5
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