Illustration by Brian StaufferWith little fanfare and hardly any spectators, the trial in the case of Graciela McKay vs. DISD wraps up this week in U.S. District Court, with a verdict expected as early as tomorrow. McKay is the Preston Hollow teacher who filed a federal lawsuit against the district ... More >>
Illustration by Brian Stauffer The Dallas Independent School District has plenty of other things to worry about, especially today, as the district begins laying off 450 teachers to make up for its $84 million budget shortfall this school year. (And for those who may have missed it, DISD Superinten ... More >>
Hispanic leaders on DISD's payroll go mum about segregation at Preston Hollow
Uh, note to DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa: You'd best tell your spokesperson the definition of "legal" before this gets ugly. Oh, wait. Too late. Our bad. Breaking news: The Dallas Independent School District is investigating whether a crime was committed at Preston Hollow Elementary School i ... More >>
What's a white liberal to do?
A judge says Preston Hollow Elementary segregated white kids to please parents. The reality is deeper and maybe more troubling.
Teresa Parker: the (former?) principal at Preston Hollow Elementary You remember Teresa Parker, right? She was the principal at Preston Hollow Elementary School -- the one U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay said in his November 16 ruling had "unlawfully segregated [students] at Preston Hollow based on ... More >>
Even Buzz finds something to smile about in 2006
You have to register for it, but there's a story in Education Week this morning in which Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund leaders are questioning precisely why the Dallas Independent School District hasn't removed Teresa Parker as principal of Preston Hollow Elementary School. As ... More >>
After ignoring the trial in which a mother of three Preston Hollow Elementary School alleged the principal there was segregating Hispanic and African-American students from the white neighborhood kids, The Dallas Morning News this weekend ran two stories about its outcome. On Thursday, U.S. District ... More >>
It took a little longer than expected--like, oh, two months longer than expected--but U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay has finally ruled in the case in which a Preston Hollow Elementary School parent alleged the school's teachers and its principal, Teresa Parker, were illegally segregating the Hispan ... More >>
A few Friends of Unfair Park have asked in recent weeks whatever became of that trial concerning Lucresia Mayorga Santamaria's allegations that Preston Hollow Elementary School's teachers and its principal, Teresa Parker, were involved in illegally segregating the Hispanic and African-American stude ... More >>
On April 18, Lucresia Mayorga Santamaria filed a federal civil-rights suit against the Dallas Independent School District--as well as DISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa and Preston Hollow Elementary School principal Teresa Parker--in which Santamaria alleged the school was segregating her three ch ... More >>