January 22, 2020

I have been asked over and over if I am running for the Dallas ISD District 2 seat this year. This has been my intention since I lost in June of 2017 in the run-off against Dustin Marshall and his education Reform movement. 

You may (or may not) reca...

January 4, 2020

Often in education we hear the term “data-driven”, and this is supposed to reassure us that the data has been accurately analyzed. More and more it seems that data is naively analyzed, leading to misrepresentations and flawed narratives. If the narrative is repeated en...

September 24, 2019

We hear an awful lot about how the Dallas ISD education Reforms are working. One such Reform is the teacher evaluation system known as the Teacher Excellence Initiative (TEI) that began in 2013.

TEI is a test based reward and punish system. The better your stu...

June 25, 2019

The DISD Board approved pre-K charter partnerships in February of this year. However,  the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is requiring amendments to the contracts, and these amendments require Board approval. 

It looked as though these contracts would be am...

June 6, 2019

Recently the Dallas ISD Administration presented to the Board of Trustees a table of accomplishments from the STAAR results and several Trustees took to social media to promote the same. That same week I sat at my daughter's elementary school where the Executive Direct...

March 5, 2019

While the passing of charter partnerships in Dallas ISD is a huge disappointment, the January and February Board meetings and briefings underscore just how essential elected, transparent representation is to the taxpayers of any community.

At the Board me...

February 25, 2019

This Thursday February 28th at the Dallas ISD Board meeting, there will be a vote on agenda item 7.03:


A partnership of this nature is a pass-through to private operators. This allow...

February 11, 2019

Dallas ISD has scheduled four simultaneous community meetings on February 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm (see below) regarding the proposed policy change allowing private partnership charters. The District has updated the proposed policy known as ELA (local) and includes onl...

January 21, 2019

Calling all Dallas public education advocates, we need you to act NOW. The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees will be meeting and voting on CHARTER PARTNERSHIP this Thursday January 24, 2019. Please do at least one (if not all three) of the following:

  •   Email the Board of...

January 16, 2019

Dallas Kids First (DKF), a local political action committee says they are dedicated to electing education Reform trustees to the Board of Dallas ISD. They sent out a fundraising email this week and indeed they need funds - to pay a fact checker.

Here's the first er...

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