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SAGA Pod for Learning Curve: Home Rule Commissioner Kevin Malonson

Dallas Home Rule Commissioner Kevin Malonson stops by to discuss the pros and cons of Home Rule: Why he voted against writing a charter, why he isn't against reform, and what critics on both sides of the debate can learn from parents and educators. He also declines my offer to take a swing at me. Malonson is a longtime education advocate who currently works as a DISD vendor with his nonprofit Education is Freedom. I think this conversation will help wrap a bow on the HRC discussion. [...]
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A Home Rule Commissioner On What I (And Others) Got Wrong

Jeff Veazey on why we are all the enemy of school reform
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Notes on the Home Rule Commission Aftermath

Running around recording podcasts today. I hope to post three next week that look at Dallas education issues in-depth. But I wanted to throw up a few quick bullet points regarding the Home Rule Commission. • At yesterday's board meeting, DISD president Miguel Solis [..]

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The End of the Masturbatory Exercise That was the Home Rule Commission

Some commissioners thing simple recommendations will do the trick. They're wrong.
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If All the Home Rule Commission Accomplishes is Some Dialogue, It Has Failed

If the commission doesn't write a charter, its recommendations will be largely ignored
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The Trojan Horse Argument and Those Who Distrust Local Democracy

Being against home rule is about being for democracy, not against it
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Learning Curve’s 10 Suggestions for the Dallas ISD Home Rule Commission

Plus a few other relevant posts for you ed reformers out there