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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Teachers get axed and parents fret as Dallas' school leaders scramble to cover a budget hole
A Spanish-language requirement reopens old wounds at DISD
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 >>
DISD trustee Ron Price does everything you expect from a politician. These days that's a problem.
A pack of unions struggle for the right to represent DISD workers
New York-based Edison Schools flunked out with trying to privatize Sherman's public schools. Why should things be any different in Dallas?
The good ol' boys are winning their fight to keep Courtney Barnett and other girls out of high school wrestling