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DISD’s Budget: The Real Fireworks Are About to Begin

With Miles finally gone and the 4th of July holiday over, it’s time for the real fireworks to begin. There can be no more denial or delay regarding the 2015-2016 budget for Dallas ISD; it’s time to get down to

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It Wasn’t My Show

That is Jason Villalba’s explanation of his epic fail performance at Thursday’s Support Our Public Schools Town Hall. My suggestion is that he be more diligent with his homework next time. He can ask Robert Wilonsky’s 10 year old about

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Coming Soon to a Dallas ISD Campus Near You

While Mike Miles was off in DC desperately trying to get noticed by the big kids, news crews were out at his son’s former school, Marsh Middle School. The news crews were there to report that a 15 year-old girl was missing

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Why I Cannot Join the PTA

I can no longer afford to join the PTA at the school where I work.  This saddens me because I respect and admire the PTA parents at my school. I can no longer afford to join because, like many teachers

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DISD’s Version of “To Tell the Truth”

To Tell the Truth is an American gameshow which has aired in various forms since the 1950’s. The central premise is that one contestant is supposed to tell the truth and the other two are allowed to lie in order

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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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Lew Blackburn, 2nd Vice President
District 5
Term Expires May 2016
(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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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
(972) 925-3722
Northwest Dallas, including North Dallas, Addison, parts of Carrollton and Farmers Branch

Mike Morath
District 2
Term Expires 2017
(972) 925-3721
North and Near East Dallas

Dan Micciche
District 3
Term Expires 2018
(972) 925-3722
Northeast Dallas

Joyce Foreman
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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