Posts Tagged ‘school’

Inside Job: Forever Blowing Bubbles

Our financial system sucks. This documentary explains why.
 “It is impossible to get a man to understand something when his paycheck depends on him not understanding it.” — Upton Sinclair

How Vernon Fisher Came to K-Mart Conceptualism

The Fort Worth artist is the subject of an invigorating career survey at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth artist Vernon Fisher figures he escaped the bland certainties of a traditional rural Texas life through a crack in the façade between Protestant denominations –– his mom was a Baptist and his father a Methodist....

Save Our Schools, Superman

Kristian Lin
I had a lot of thoughts about the film Waiting for “Superman” that I couldn’t get into this week’s Film Shorts. This documentary an infuriating movie on many levels, not only because it depicts widesprea...

Bullying from the Top

How can kids learn proper behavior when school district leaders are hostile to honesty?
The Fort Worth school district, like many districts around the country, spends considerable energy on the problem of reducing bullying behavior among its students.

A Kandi-Coated World

Even ecstasy’s young fans worry about what the drug is doing to Fort Worth kids.
The kandi kid is rolling hard. His sweaty teenage face is bathed in a supernaturally bright light, even though the surrounding rave is lit only by colored lasers and black lights. The kid is obviously in a rapturous trance. His...

Culture 2010

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Male Actor Readers’ choice: David Coffee Critic’s choice: Todd Hart, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Theatre Arlington As executive producer of Theatre Arlington, Todd Hart has done more paperwork than stage wor...

Clowns and Flags

John Q. Reader
To the editor: In his article, “Bigots’ Last Stand,” writer E. R. Bills obviously implies that the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism. He groups it with the Nazi swastika and white pride.

The (South) Fort Worth Blues

Changing demographics bring challenges for schools and residents along the Fort Worth-Crowley border.
The Sycamore Center Villa Apartments, a few blocks west of I-35 in South Fort Worth, is a nice-looking complex, with newish brick residential blocks behind a controlled-access gate, a large community center, a pool — and a bi...

Powder Keg at Arlington Heights High

Widespread attendance fraud is only one in a long list of allegations at the Westside school.
The teacher was stunned at what she saw at this year’s Arlington Heights High School graduation — and not in a good way. “I saw at least 22 kids get their diplomas who I knew had missed so many days that there was no way ...

Something for Everyone

Big Ticket
The Stolen Shakespeare Guild puts on its Condensed Shakespeare Festival for the next two weekends, and what an evening of theater it promises to be. This year’s festival, billed as the “Toga Party Edition,” has all kinds ...