5 hours ago | Education
Oh, happy day. Under a recent edict, Dallas school kids now will have to take fewer tests. And, as we all know, testing is a form of child abuse invented by testophiles. Why else would any decent adult ever make a kid take a test? Why, indeed...
1 day ago | Education
Reality check. That’s all. I just thought you might like to know that Texas now leads the nation in spending more on prisons than schools. To be sure, we spend more on public education in Texas than we used to. State and local expenditures for pre...
2 days ago | News
Last June 17, when organized anti-Trump protesters showed up outside a Donald Trump rally in Dallas, Breitbart, the conservative online news service, described some of the protesters with the headline: “Dallas Anti-Trump Protesters Are Entitl...
5 days ago | City Hall
Dallas Park and Recreation Board meetings have always been like high tea – tinkly tee-hee and not much done. But Thursday's was a barroom punch-out. Angered that they were not allowed to fully discuss a proposal to give Fair Park to a private enti...
6 days ago | City Hall
You know what? That new housing policy the Dallas City Council is working on, Julian Castro’s bright shiny political future, Mayor Mike Rawlings’ next move, the rep that this city has earned in recent days for dealing with demons of the...
7 days ago | City Hall
Listen, the debate about Fair Park – turning our 277-acre albatross two miles east of downtown over to a private entity — probably started out with good enough intentions. But now, not so much. Now it’s about nothing so much as shielding the board...