September 15, 2018

The Teacher Excellence Initiative (TEI) scorecards for Dallas ISD teachers were released to some teachers this week. However, do to a technical glitch the majority of teachers still do not have their results.  The cards contain a summary of the teacher’s effectiveness...

September 14, 2018

The Teacher Excellence Initiative (TEI) scorecards come out today for Dallas ISD teachers. On these cards is a summary of the teacher’s effectiveness level and thus the pay he/she will receive.  Join me each morning for the next week to learn the Truth About TEI....

June 25, 2018

My disdain for The Teacher Excellence Initiative (TEI) is obvious. As a former science and math teacher I find the TEI process both unconscionable and to be honest, insulting. I rarely talk about myself and prefer to use data to support my assertions but it is my under...

June 24, 2018

My disdain for The Teacher Excellence Initiative (TEI) is obvious. As a former science and math teacher I find the TEI process both unconscionable and to be honest, insulting. I rarely talk about myself and prefer to use data to support my assertions but it is my under...

May 22, 2018

Algorithms are Opinions Embedded in Code

I have been very vocal about the destructive Teacher Excellence Initiative (TEI) in Dallas ISD. In order to formally rebut the system I have wanted to run an independent analysis and have been trying to get TEI raw data from DISD...

May 2, 2018

Money is power, the power of Education Reformers to elect privatization friendly candidates to our local school board and Dallas Kids First (DKF) is at it again. As a reminder, they have hundreds of thousands of dollars from wealthy, non-district donors being used to i...

April 21, 2018

I am about to say something that I’m guessing many of you will find truly shocking. I have nothing against charter or private schools. Nothing. I know many people who choose either option. And we’re still friends. So to all the Uplifts and KIPPs and ILTs and Harmonys o...

The ACE program is being heralded by Dallas ISD and by some in the business community as a successful program to remove struggling schools from the status of Improvement Required (IR). An independent analysis revealed something different.

Dallas ISD has two treatment pr...

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