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Look, Mike Moses has accomplished miracles with the Dallas schools in an amazingly short period of time. Before he came, it was all bad news. Now it really is better news and good news for the most part. Nobody's perfect. But in the rush to cauterize the wounds--stop the fiscal corruption, get out from under the federal courts, get a major bond issue passed--the teachers are the ones getting jammed.

And they count way bigger than headquarters.

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Jim Schutze has been the city columnist for the Dallas Observer since 1998. He has been a recipient of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ national award for best commentary and Lincoln University’s national Unity Award for writing on civil rights and racial issues. In 2011 he was admitted to the Texas Institute of Letters.
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