Mike Looney vividly remembers his most nerve-racking day as a parent. It happened in early February of last year, when his oldest daughter, Sloan, made an unlikely life transition, officially leaving the exclusive milieu of private education in Dallas, a thriving industry not known for defections, for the less heralded (and oft-maligned) realm of the Dallas Independent... More >>>
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What are they smoking? The weed of truth, say private-to-public families like the Looneys. Sandra and Mike Looney took two of their daughters--15-year-old Kate, far left, and 17-year-old Sloan, far right--out of private school and put them in DISD. (The youngest, Cece, 11, is still in private school.) "I'm not saying it's right for every kid," says mom Sandra, "but it's right for mine."