National Education Association

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    March 26, 2014

    Texas Now Just Fifth to Last In Per-Student Education Spending

    The Texas legislature's decision to cut $5.4 billion from the public education budget three years ago had some rather predictable consequences: fewer teachers, larger class sizes, and a sizable drop in the telling funding-per-pupil metric. Texas promptly dropped to 49th on the latter metric among st ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Dallas ISD Trustees Voted to Fire Two Principals and Hundreds of Teachers Tonight

    In a key win for the district's embattled administration, Dallas Independent School District trustees voted tonight to fire two principals and as many as 400 teachers, over the often heated objections of employees and activists. It was the culmination of months of debate and protests over Superinte ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    "Force Place" or a Cut of $3 Million: Dallas ISD Teachers, the Choice, Apparently, Is Yours

    ​We told you yesterday that the Dallas Independent School District is considering offering "excess" Chapter 21 employees -- teachers, principals, librarians, counselors -- a pile of cash worth $3 million to retire. After last night's called board meeting, it became clear that while that's probably ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 17, 2009
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    October 17, 2008

    "One of the Darkest Days in the History of the Dallas ISD."

    A Friend of Unfair Park whose school lost one of the 375 teachers laid off yesterday by the Dallas Independent School District sends this blog entry from National Education Association-Dallas president Dale Kaiser, which was posted Thursday evening. The gist is below. --Robert Wilonsky Today, Octob ... More >>

  • News

    October 9, 2008

    DISD In the Hole

    Teachers get axed and parents fret as Dallas' school leaders scramble to cover a budget hole

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    November 30, 2006

    Tongue Twisted

    A Spanish-language requirement reopens old wounds at DISD

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2006

    Why Kinky Did Not Play "The Gay Card"

    Kinky Friedman got naked for this Observer photo shoot three years ago. No way he regrets it now. There's a huge cover story about The Jewboy Who Would Be Governor, Kinky Friedman, in the new issue of The Weekly Standard (not even makin' that up). It wonders of Friedman's candidacy, "Is it good for ... More >>

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    Old School

    DISD trustee Ron Price does everything you expect from a politician. These days that's a problem.

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    March 2, 2000

    Divided they stand

    A pack of unions struggle for the right to represent DISD workers

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    January 27, 2000

    No class

    New York-based Edison Schools flunked out with trying to privatize Sherman's public schools. Why should things be any different in Dallas?

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    February 20, 1997

    Losing by Decision

    The good ol' boys are winning their fight to keep Courtney Barnett and other girls out of high school wrestling