If there was ever a window for the Dallas schools home rule initiative to reach some reasonable outcome, it may just have closed. Mark Melton, a lawyer and education activist, made a good faith effort last week to bring about a compromise people could live with, but people told him they couldn't liv ... More >>
Rich, white, North Dallas businessmen are plotting to take over Dallas' schools. Maybe this time it'll work.
Yikes. Now I have to say I found something good on The Dallas Morning-News op-ed page today. Will my Job-like suffering never end? In today's Dallas'-only-daily-newspaper (alas), Mark Melton, an attorney at Hunton & Williams, has written an essay about the involvement of the "business community" in ... More >>
Like him or not, I'm sure we can all agree: Damarcus Offord, the 20-year-old Lincoln High grad who's challenging Bernadette Nutall for her southern Dallas seat on the Dallas ISD school board, is making the typical snoozefest that are school board politics a lot more fun. Last week, Greg showed the ... More >>
A reader named Hometown Boy posted the link in the comment section of Bossman's story yesterday examining Tuesday's DISD board meeting, and the unwavering recalcitrance of DISD Trustee Carla Ranger. In it, board candidate Damarcus Offord appears to kind of perhaps threaten trustees. Hometown Boy cl ... More >>
More or less moments after Edwin Flores announced he wouldn't be running for another term as Dallas Independent School District trustee, a Friend of Unfair Park wondered: "Is he going to give Educate Dallas their money back?" Referring, of course, to the $10,000 pledge made by the Dallas Regional ... More >>
Just got off the phone with tax attorney Mark Melton, who, as you'll recall, is co-chairing EducateDallas, that political action committee with ties to the Dallas Regional Chamber. I had questions following receipt of a release this afternoon that says the PAC is endorsing two candidates for the ... More >>
On May 12 of next year three Dallas Independent School District trustee spots will come up for grabs -- those presently held by Bernadette Nutall, Bruce Parrott and Edwin Flores. (And, depending on which rumors you choose to believe about possible doings on the Dallas County Commissioners Court ... More >>