Posts Tagged ‘Dallas ISD’

Dallas ISD Has Some Serious Competition in Detroit Public Schools.

August 13, 2009

I found some priceless tidbits in the WSJ article, Detroit School Woes Deepen.

…[T]he state sent an emergency financial manager, Robert Bobb, to straighten out the city’s ailing school system.  A probe launched by Mr. Bobb uncovered paychecks going to 257 “ghost” employees…

…Keith R. Johnson, president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers… said there has been a “tendency to over-dramatize the level of corruption and the financial impact.”

Mr. Bobb… faced scrutiny himself this week when it came to light that he has awarded a no-bid contract worth nearly $1 million to a firm he used to work for… based in Philadelphia.  A spokesman for Mr. Bobb didn’t return several calls…

Plagued by poor test scores and occasionally violence – including multiple shootings near the locations of the district’s… summer-school program this year…

…[T]he district only graduates around one in four students who enroll in ninth grade…

Okay, Dallas ISD, I challenge you to beat this level of corruption.

More Depressing “Good” News about DISD

August 7, 2009

Dallas ISD continues to lead the pack into the quicksand.

I’m so proud of Dallas ISD!

February 28, 2009

In an Associated Press report, “Dallas [ISD] showed the biggest improvement among the large Texas cities, and was 2nd overall nationally.”

How did they accomplish such an amazing achievement!

“In 2000, Dallas was outscored by 100 percent of the state’s school districts. By 2007, just 90 percent of suburban and rural districts did better than Dallas — a significant improvement given its demographics, the study’s author said.”

Yeah, and I am also proud of my children when they come home with a score of 10 out of 100, because they made 0 out of 100 last year!

We’ve almost made it to straight A’s!

I was just wondering… #1

September 24, 2008

I’m starting a new series of posts entitled “I was just wondering…”

I was just wondering…

What happened to the shortfall in the Dallas ISD budget.  It’s somewhere between $64 million and $80 million, give or take a million.

I was also just wondering…

Why DISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa has not resigned or been fired.

I was also wondering…

Why the Dallas ISD owns 6 airplanes and 3 helicopters.  Maybe they could make up some of their shortfall by selling them.