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The Odd Couple Saves DISD

In a modern version of The Odd Couple, ex-trustees Jack Lowe and Edwin Flores collaborated on an opinion piece which gives their version of what will save DISD. Balance the school year: Move the start of school from its current

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Want Some Mayo With That Baloney?

Editors Note: This is the first in a weekly series of fact checking done with our patented “Baloney Meter” Citizens attending any of the faux Town Hall SOPS meetings last Thursday were fed power point after power point of pure

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Open Letter to the Department of Justice

Dear DOJ: We have a major civil rights issue here in Dallas, Texas that needs your immediate attention. Mike Rawlings, the Mayor of Dallas, in league with Mike Morath, a Dallas school board trustee, along with a former Goldman Sachs partner who

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Providing a Back Door to Common Core: Morath’s Home Rule Charter

Yep, erstwhile Trustee Mike Morath has managed to open the Texas school doors that the Texas legislature, the Texas Governor, the citizens of Texas, and the Texas Education Agency have firmly closed against the national Common Core curriculum advocated by

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The Great College Readiness Scam

Does the Dallas mayor live in a media desert? Is Time Magazine (“SAT Is Part Hoax, Part Fraud“) beyond his reading level? Or is the Mayor knowingly using archaic SAT scores as an excuse for disenfranchising voters in Dallas school

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(1) DISD Fall 2013 Climate Survey (223 page, 4.5 Mb PDF)

(2) Public Education Grant (PEG) List of 57 Failing DISD Schools

(3) View school master schedules. Fall 2013. Sort by teacher, class, grade, etc.

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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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District 5
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Oak Lawn, West Dallas, Wilmer, Hutchins and portions of East Oak Cliff

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District 8
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Love Field, Northwest Dallas, and Central Dallas

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District 7
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North Central Oak Cliff and parts of West Dallas

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District 4
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Southeast Dallas, Seagoville, Balch Springs

Elizabeth Jones
District 1
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Northwest Dallas, including North Dallas, Addison, parts of Carrollton and Farmers Branch

Mike Morath
District 2
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District 3
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Northeast Dallas

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District 6
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Southwest Dallas

Bernadette Nutall
District 9
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South Dallas and parts of Downtown Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Deep Ellum, Uptown, and East Dallas

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