Dustin Marshall continues to boast about progress in DISD, even though by the most respected of measures DISD has declined. The National Assessment of Educational Progress or NAEP results clearly indicate that the Reform policies Dustin Marshall has championed (such as TEI) are harmful to the education and ultimate success of our children.
The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) notes the role of a trustee:
“These school board members (or trustees) are guardians of the public trust; they put the interests of their community's youth first. Through the policies they make, school board members are ultimately responsible for the success or failure of local public education.”
Dustin Marshall and colleagues who have supported the current educational policies are responsible for the failure of Dallas ISD.
This community has given Mr. Marshall a fair chance, but unfortunately, not only has it not worked, it has resulted in regression. It is paramount that we begin using sound educational strategies so that we may begin regaining learning losses and ensuring future growth instead of ongoing decline.
When DISD and this community asks, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” the answer is a resounding no. This is not about a friend or liking or disliking someone, this is about the education of our children. I can think of no greater purpose for a community.
Please vote in this extremely important runoff election. Vote for a new trustee who will listen to the experts not special interests, who will examine the data from trusted sources not campaign contributors, and who will work towards the very best education policies for our children as if it were for her own. Because it is for her own daughter, a DISD 5th grader at Solar Prep. Vote Nancy Rodriguez for DISD District 2 Trustee.
Dustin Marshall personally voted to expanded Uplift charter schools within Dallas ISD boundaries resulting in increased classroom size, decreased educational programming, and school closures for DISD. (See Dustin Marshall Friend or Foe?)
Dustin Marshall sends all of his children to private school, and was previously endorsed by the voucher group Empower Texans.