John Dodd

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    TEA Is More Aggressively Closing Charter Schools, but Is It Targeting the Right Ones?

    No one wants to give kids a crappy education with taxpayer dollars, but Texas regulators are now cracking down on a few charter schools that aren't actually the most embarrassing ones in the state. In an announcement this month, the Texas Education Agency called out six charter schools that it pl ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Pig in a poke

    The DISD board doesn't do its homework before offering San Franciscan Bill Rojas the top job

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Trojan horse

    Dallas PTA leaders fear a Perot-funded district survey will be used to destroy public schools

  • News

    March 19, 1998

    Rambo Justice

    Are bad-boy lawyers Bill Brewer and John Bickel building a bridge to Dallas' minority communities, or trying to sell them one?

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Bored to cheers

    DISD board president Hollis Brashear is not an exciting guy. That's why I like him.

  • News

    February 19, 1998

    Fee(ding) frenzy

    DISD taxpayers pay rising legal bills as trustees dither over hiring a full-time lawyer

  • News

    December 11, 1997

    The Right Honorable Don Venable

    As the new trustee takes his seat on the school board, he comes out slashing

  • News

    November 27, 1997

    Bad boys

    The voters could care less. But someone's gotta win the runoff for the last lowly DISD board seat

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    One Fine Mess

    Elected by no one, John Scovell and a clique of Dallas business leaders brought you DISD's most infamous cast of characters: Yvonne Gonzalez, Dan Peavy, Bill Keever, and Sandy Kress. Thanks a lot.

  • News

    September 25, 1997

    Hunter or prey?

    Matthew Harden tells the story about his dark days in DISD

  • News

    September 18, 1997

    Cat Eyes' last meow

    Yvonne Gonzalez calls it quits after her darkest hour in that tear-jerkin', mind-bendin' DISD

  • News

    September 11, 1997

    See Yvonne. See Yvonne run. See Yvonne run from the truth.

    She's the toughest superintendent DISD has ever had. But Yvonne Gonzalez's administration has already developed a dangerous tendency for bulldozing the facts.

  • News

    August 21, 1997

    Impulse buying

    A proposal to turn a church into classrooms raises a choir of critics

  • News

    August 14, 1997

    Mr. Nobody

    Bill Simpson is eager to dig up dirt on you. He'll even write down your license plate number if you visit a topless bar. But the self-appointed guardian of Dallas morals doesn't want you to know anything about him.

  • News

    May 29, 1997

    His own man

    Sore losers say the white establishment bought and sold Ron Price. Don't believe it.