Posts Tagged ‘sutherland’

Palazzolo Files Second Whistleblower Lawsuit

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“This case is bigger than Joseph Palazzolo in that the Fort Worth ISD is going to have to decide if it wants to allow altering student attendance records to justify state funding and performance scores, and whether white ...


Monday Night Fights FWISD Style

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Monday night, April 16, at 5:30 in the Fort Worth ISD board room, 2903 Shotts Street, the trustees will open a meeting that will, before the night is over, determine who will represent the redrawn District 8 until the spring of...



Wrap-Up of Things Not Reported At School Board Meeting

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Threatening to rain on the parade of Walter Dansby, the hometown kid who made good by being officially hired as superintendent of the Fort Worth schools a week ago, are two controversial issues that got lost in the love fest su...


Dansby’s It

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To no one’s surprise, the Fort Worth school board tonight gave interim school superintendent Walter Dansby the job permenantly and wrote him into the history books.  He is the first African American to hold the job.  ...



Dansby?

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Yesterday the Fort Worth school board narrowed its search for a new superintendent to one candidate. While the board is playing it close to the vest by not releasing the name of the lucky pick, those close to the process believ...


FW Board President Resigns

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The Fort Worth school district announced today that board president Ray Dickerson resigned his position effective tomorrow, December 8.  Dickerson reported his decision by letter today to board Secretary T. A. Sims, citing hea...



More Fireworks at Tonight’s FW School Board Meeting?

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                            Tonight’s Fort Worth school board meeting starts at 5:30 in the board room at 2903 Shotts Street.     It could be a long one. There are a number of controversial items...


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...



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...