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The Oak Cliff DISD Trustee Race Has Turned Ugly

Early voting has begun for the May 7 joint elections, which feature many ISD races. As I wrote about in my May column in D Magazine, this is an especially crucial vote for Dallas ISD, with four seats up for grabs. I point out that, contrary to popular opinion, the school board has overcome status quo efforts to maintain the status quo, putting in place important reforms that will help poor kids throughout the district. (Which, in turn, will help the city at large.) Since I wrote that column about six weeks ago, one race has become awash in nastiness. Which happens, right? It's local politics. Except this time, that nastiness includes not just political operatives but also City Council members. In fact, the council members have become political operatives in these ISD races in ways that make me very queasy, in part because the folks doing this include people I admire and consider friends. Which means this is not going to be fun. Let's do a little FAQ to get you caught up:
By Eric Celeste
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Why I’m Hopeful the DMN Will End Its False Balance on DISD Stories

We'll see what the DMN news pages do on Sunday
By Eric Celeste
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Education

Why I’m Hopeful the DMN Is Ending Its False Balance on DISD Stories

We'll see what the DMN does this Sunday with its bond coverage
By Eric Celeste
Policy

SAGA Pod — Jim Schutze on Texas educators dumbing down tests and Joyce Foreman

Jim Schutze talks education and city politics
By Eric Celeste
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Susan Hawk, Joyce Foreman, and Houston Envy — It’s the SAGA Pod

Jim Schutze from the Dallas Observer drops knowledge.
By Eric Celeste

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DISD Administration

Why Would a Trustee Lie to Us?

Fact-checking Joyce Foreman's statements on the 2015 DISD bond
By Eric Celeste
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Education

Why Would a School Board Member Lie to Us?

Fact-checking Joyce Foreman's claims about the 2015 DISD bond
By Eric Celeste
Education

How the DMN Misleads People About DISD

What sane person would volunteer for the school board?
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DISD Administration

2 Trustees Voted to Cut Off More Than $100 Million to DISD and I Guess No One Cares

Also, Mike Miles talked about TEI, which isn't going smoothly, from what I hear
By Eric Celeste
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DISD Administration

DISD Board Offers Something for Everyone, from Number-crunchers to God

DISD board approves school budget, sets guiding principals for home rule commission
By Eric Celeste