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:

CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION TO ADOPT BOARD POLICY [for] CHARTER PARTNERSHIP. 

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...

November 26, 2018

I received this letter on July 27, 2018. Other than creating paragraphs, correcting one typo, and explaining the abbreviation DTR it is unedited. Knowing there is a push to implement the Dallas ISD merit pay system statewide (the Teacher Excellence Initiative or TEI),...

October 15, 2018

Many folks are asking about the pros and cons of the Dallas ISD Tax Ratification Election (TRE) that is on the November 6th ballot. While DISD has four propositions on the ballot, the TRE specifically is Proposition C. Apparently the Dallas Citizens Council and the Dal...

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