The Massive Tire Fire at Prime Prep Academy Continues

Now taking bets as to whether the school will still be in existence in two years.

The latest:

The mother of a student at Prime Prep Academy in Dallas claims the school won’t allow her to withdraw her child from classes.

Keshia Singleton says there are no teachers in most of her son’s 10th grade classes, and that most days, her son just signs in and waits for the bell.

Ten educators were fired and two resigned earlier in the year at the charter school.

We are now at the point where news like this doesn’t even make me raise an eyebrow. I don’t think anything would. “Reports say a sentient crocodile has been hired to teach chemistry.” Shrug. “A concerned parent says the school’s music class exclusively centers on Deion Sanders’ 1994 rap album, Prime Time.” OK, sure. “History books have been replaced by Sanders’ Power, Money & Sex, TEA source claims.” What are you, a Geico commercial? SURPRISE ME, SON. “Investigation results released: Prime Prep Academy discovered to be telepathic figment of our collective imagination, brought into existence by billionaire philanthropist Adrian Veidt, also known as the former superhero Ozymandias.” Yaaaaawn.


  • Edward

    Unfortunately, the same ineptness and financial shenanigans are commonplace at many of the charter schools, with “superintendents” of one or two schools making more money than the leader of a big district like DISD. Principals and other employees in many cases are the wives, sons, daughters, in-laws, etc., and teachers are underpaid and without resources. Our tax money is going to these “schools” and the for-profit education companies that are trying to destroy our public education system in order to line their own pockets.

  • CSP

    Has anyone in local media ever attempted to contact any of the parents of children at that school to ask them, as diplomatically as possible, why they thought it was a good idea at the time to entrust their children’s education to Deion Sanders? Could be a fascinating article if done correctly.

    • Zac Crain

      That is a good idea. I suspect, for many of them, it has to do with sports and the idea that an association with Deion would function as a pipeline to a full-ride scholarship and (hopefully) a pro career. In a vacuum, not a completely ridiculous gamble. Any red flags could be ignored if you trusted in him enough and believed the media was intent on dragging him down. In hindsight, yes, absolutely, a bad idea.