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The Time Has Come: Miles Must Go

This blog was set up for teachers by teachers, to give you a safe, easily accessed place to give opinion, report facts, and, when needed, vent your frustrations with a local and national system that seems hell bent on making

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Are Low-Performing DISD Principals Evaluating Teachers?

In November, the district held a celebration honoring Exemplary principals. There were, like, 5. Or maybe 6. This means that the vast majority of teachers are being Spot Ob’d and TEI’d by principals who, according to Mike Miles’ approved scale,

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Another Great Dallas ISD Kid

In a week filled with football play-offs, Dallas ISD will no doubt have some gridiron heroes to celebrate. Theater productions, holiday concerts, and academic competitions will showcase many more of the talented and involved DISD students who devote countless hours

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DISD Sexual Assault: This is What Disruptive Change Looks Like

While Mike Miles is out and about denying that he hired Paul Coggins to investigate an elected trustee, allegations of sexual assault against two female students at Dade Middle School have been made public. I am sickened by the news,

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Mike Miles Throws Another One Under the Bus

Two years ago Mike Miles established his preferred modus operandi for those situations where he finds himself, well, stepping in it. Instead of admitting he made a mistake hiring 31 year old Jennifer Sprague as Communications Chief, a position for

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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 2014
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 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 2014
mmorath@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3721
North and Near East Dallas

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

Joyce Foreman
District 6
Term Expires 2017
email coming
(972) 925-3722
Southwest Dallas

Bernadette Nutall
District 9
Term Expires 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