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Big Brother is Alive and Well in the Fort Worth ISD —and the S-T Approves

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Fort Worth school trustee Ann Sutherland has been regularly trashed by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s opinion writers from everything as legitimate as her request to board president Ray Dickerson to address her as “Dr. Suth...


Rest in Peace – Wangari Maathai

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        Wangari Maathai, Ph.D. Nobel Peace Prize Winner from Kenya, died of ovarian cancer Sunday, September 25, 2011.  She was 71. Best known for her environmental work with the Green Belt movement that she helped fou...



Franks Cleared

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On Thursday, Western Hills High School sociology teacher Kristopher Franks was cleared of all wrongdoing by interim Fort Worth schools superintendent Walter Dansby in a case that flared up last week when Franks sent a student, ...


Civil Rights Lawsuit Postponed for Another Day

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  Last night the Fort Worth ISD voted 5-4 to table the latest redistricting plan that would have weakened minority voting strength in probably three of four minority-majority districts, according to opponents. (See Civil Right...



Civil Rights or Civil Rights Lawsuit? FWISD Board to Decide Tonight

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It’s called “cracking” by the courts, long-time civil-rights lawyer Jason Smith wrote in an op-ed piece recently in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It is a tactic used often by highly politicized local and state redistricti...


Is Rick Perry Dumb? Duh!

Jimmy Fowler
Ever since the website Politico published a story last month asking Is Rick Perry Dumb?, a flurry of media opinionators have declared the question unfair. There are different ways of being intelligent, they said. Not everyone h...



The Race is On for District 90

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Carlos Vasquez, Fort Worth school board member since 2008, has thrown his hat into another political ring: challenging state representative Lon Burnam in the Democratic primary for the District 90 seat Burnam has held for the p...


FWISD in Palazzolo Case Claims Racial Misidentification by Hearing Examiner a “Typo”

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  The Fort Worth school district through its attorney, Walsh Anderson, recently filed a petition in the 348th District Court appealing the Commissioner of Education’s order to the board to reinstate former administrator and ...



Obama Misses Point

Jeff Prince
The stock market is in a freefall, losing 5 percent of its value today. Meanwhile, President Obama has been blaming the messenger ever since Standard & Poor’s knocked down the United States’ credit rating a notc...


Palazzolo is Back on the Payroll

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 Joe Palazzolo, former Arlington Heights High School assistant principal turned whistle blower, is back on the payroll of the Fort Worth school district  — plus he will be given a check for the back pay and benefits th...