By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
By Eric Nicholson
What the ORP wants to do is pull down the curtain of secrecy in Dallas and say to parents and taxpayers: "Here is how many really terrible teachers we have. Here is how many really great teachers."
Then let the chips fall where they may.
Instead, in Dallas' passion for euphemism and our horror of conflict, we sit by mumbling while 7,000 children a year fall into the cauldron of permanent social blightedness. Or, as I might say if I worked for a certain daily newspaper, "School chiefs call loss of 7,000 tykes per annum acceptable average."