Leading Off (11/8/12)

Dallas ISD Teachers’ Morale is Low. This is partly due to an unpaid, 45-minute extension to the workday, which they say is being filled “with busy work to comply with the new mandate” including “memorizing the district’s core beliefs, reading self-help books, and doing unnecessary paperwork.” Also lowering morale: no pay raises for two years, some of Superintendent Mike Miles’ new  rules, and the last two seasons of The Office, which one teacher says “feels phoned-in, at best.”

Dallas Mavericks Improve to 4-1. They beat the Toronto Raptors, 109-104. I’d say I don’t want to get too excited, but I absolutely do want to get too excited. I live my life between the twin poles of too excited and irrationally angry. The latter mostly involves elevator etiquette and four-way stops. Anyway. What were we talking about? Oh, right: the Mavericks.

There Is No Age Cutoff For Dallas County Bus Drivers. That’s what I learned from this story about the 85-year-old driver who had a heart attack and crashed his bus into an apartment. My dad’s aunt drove until she was in her mid-90s, only stopping because she got into a car wreck (not her fault). She is 104 now. What? No, she never drove a bus. I guess it would have made more sense to bring that up if she had.


  • Tim Rogers

    “I live my life between the twin poles of too excited and irrationally angry.” In my experience, the latter involves your computer mouse and my repeated references to Tre Newton.

  • Zac Crain

    I hate you so much.