The robocalls from Alliance AFT; the misleading mailers hastily called up at the last minute by God (and a Houston PR firm) only knows; the scathing "research paper" by arch-nemesis Don Williams; the chastisements of John Wiley Price, they all failed to convince Dallas ISD's Board of Trustees. On Mo ... More >>
Why do trustees think they can ignore the law to protect their reputations?
Superintendent Mike Miles didn't write the letter. Mike Miles didn't tell Kevin Smelker to write the letter. Mike Miles didn't edit the letter. The narrative painted by Paul Coggins in his recent investigative report to the Dallas school board is a fiction. Last week former U.S. Attorney Coggins ga ... More >>
Why are Superintendent Mike Miles' top staffers decamping? Blame the school board.
Lots of news the last two weeks about people fleeing the "cabinet" of Dallas school Superintendent Mike Miles, a reference to his executive team. It so happens I have been pursuing a story in that area, which I will convey in full in a column in the paper next week. But I can't keep my mouth shut ab ... More >>
So it's been easy to get bogged down in the last few days with questions like "Holy shit! Jennifer Sprague is making how much?" and "Wait, you think us media types are blowing this salary thing out of proportion because Jennifer Sprague is young and blond and has boobs?" But, remember, there are ne ... More >>
Incoming DISD superintendent Mike Miles called Saturday's sit-down with the board a retreat, but that's probably a misnomer. The meeting was long and took place on a weekend, and there was a platter full of bacon, but Miles didn't give an inch. In a Q&A session with media beforehand, Miles fielded ... More >>