Leading Off (5/29/09)

1. After 1 a.m. this morning, the DISD board finally called clock on itself and voted 5-4 to make the controversial staff cuts to the learning centers and magnet schools, with the exceptions of Townview (TAG) and Travis. I’ve been busy with the print product and couldn’t really comment on this issue like I would have liked. Suffice to say that, even though I understand it’s more complicated behind the scenes, and there are some people at the schools affected telling the public one thing and district officials another, I still think this was handled poorly, was unnecessary, and showed a lack of leadership by the board and Michael Hinojosa.

2. Mark Cuban sued the SEC, saying it is holding back documents needed in his insider trading trial. I believe these documents have to do with how much he hates referees. I maybe didn’t read this too closely.

3. Richardson’s The Living Opera has canceled its 2009 season three weeks before it was to begin to hold on to its effin’ hat. It hopes to perform in 2010, meaning, of course, the fat lady has not yet sung. (Sorry. So sorry.)

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