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Speaker said DISD has enough partnerships dallasnews.com/news/education…
Former SBOE board member Mavis Knight tells board she's not convinced Dallas needs to use SB1882 that would have district create in-district charters. “Believe in yourself and your leadership skills," she said noting DISD's own innovation.
“This policy would exacerbate inequity,” speaker says
Councilman @PhilipTKingston joins voices against in-district charter partnerships for Dallas ISD. DISD is getting results "Why would you give that away" to groups who haven't proved they can do the same?" he said. #txed
Next speaker gives a shout-out to Kingston saying he's one of the few at City Hall who sees how DISD gets undermined by charters
“This sets up little kids as investment vehicles for profit," says @lynnsdavenport
Speaker said DISD should not only nix plans for in-district charter partnerships but lobby #txlege to overturn SB1882
If adopted "parents will have no say and no vote" in their children's education under such a partnership, speaker says
"Parents need to be part of the checks and balances," speaker says.
"Stop experimenting on our children." Former Dallas NAACP prez Flemming says the reason people don't trust DISD is bc they try to sneak in policies like in-district charter partnership
More than one speaker has praised Dallas ISD for the district's progress and recent "B" grade from the state saying they don't understand why DISD would hand over control to partners who may have not operated schools
Teacher group rep says additional $ from state for in-district charter partnership comes w strings attached and not all strings are known yet
A former DISD teacher of the year says he taught in campus in a public school/charter partnership in NOLA. "The students with the highest needs were given the least resources" under that deal, he recalls
Speaker says SB1882 was created by enemies of public schools who want to drain $ from traditional ISDs.
"Talk about sleeping with the enemy," he says of creating an in-district charter.
Important to note that DISD officials says proposed policy specifically doesn't allow district to partner w charter operators but w nonprofits, gov't agencies and higher ed
A partnership is a symbolic notion that charters are better than ISDs, speaker says.
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