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Miles Loses a Big One and DISD Teachers Cheer

On Monday, the school board voted to ignore Floyd Mike Miles. Miles wanted 3 principals fired (the euphemism is non-renewed), but the board said, “No.” This is a significant loss for Miles. The non-renewal of 3 principals, after so many

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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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Disruptive Change: Mike Miles Should Follow His Plan

A petition is being circulated by Stand for Children that calls for extending Superintendent Mike Miles’s contract. Reading through the comments on the petition, one constant thread emerges-the district needs stability to make progress in the schools. This from

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Mike Miles and the Promised Land: Bonds, Taxes, and Moolah

Later this month, the Dallas ISD board will meet to consider whether to extend Superintendent Mike Miles’ contract, giving him a raise, adding perks that allow him to spend more time working for his consulting business Focal Point and fully

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Principals in the Red

Now that the climate surveys are out, it’s clear that many schools have principals with problems. It’s interesting that Miles isn’t fond of coloring because the surveys are helpfully color-coded so that anyone can see the amount of red on

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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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