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Miles Backpedals and Reinstates Franklin Principal

Elections matter. Votes matter. Elections matter so much that Mike Miles showed up at Franklin on Monday to initiate Operation Damage Control after the ED, Nora Berry, axed the principal and handed out “letters of concern” to a stunning number

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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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Home Rule Fails 10-5

There were four earthquakes recorded in the Dallas area yesterday. It was probably not detected by seismographs near the Irving swarm but there was another distinct thud Tuesday evening that might be attributed to Mayor Mike Rawlings stomping his feet

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What We Need Now are Some Heroes

Last year, this blog likened the home rule charter initiative to a stink bomb tossed over the fence. Mayor Mike Rawlings, trustee Mike Morath, and Todd! Williams, under cover of Support Our Public Schools, and with the help of local

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Follow The Money

Next week Keller and Birdville ISD voters will make a decision on bond proposals. Like many metroplex school districts, they are dealing with ageing facilities while facing increasing enrollment and a mandate from both the legislature and the community to

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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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Interim Superintendent Mike Hinojosa
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Lew Blackburn, 2nd Vice President
District 5
Term Expires May 2016
lblackburn@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3718
Oak Lawn, West Dallas, Wilmer, Hutchins and portions of East Oak Cliff

Miguel Solis, 1st Vice President
District 8
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(972) 925-3721
Love Field, Northwest Dallas, and Central Dallas

Eric Cowan, President
District 7
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(972) 925-3721
North Central Oak Cliff and parts of West Dallas

Nancy Bingham, Secretary
District 4
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(972) 925-3722
Southeast Dallas, Seagoville, Balch Springs

Edwin Flores
District 1
Term Expires 2018
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(972) 925-3722
Northwest Dallas, including North Dallas, Addison, parts of Carrollton and Farmers Branch

Mike Morath
District 2
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(972) 925-3721
North and Near East Dallas

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District 3
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(972) 925-3722
Northeast Dallas

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District 6
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Southwest Dallas

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District 9
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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