Posts Tagged ‘Hinojosa’

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 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.