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05/23/02   About The White Rocker Scoop

Just for accuracy purposes, everyone including Board Members and media got the TAAS results at the same time.  Dr. Moses did a press conference.  I was there. The DMN just chose to run the story later.  I am sure other issues got in front of the story.

On another aspect of the Edison schools...Dr. Moses and the Board will review their performance.  If it is unsatisfactory, they will be out.  For me, they (Edison) have had some great successes (teacher training and parent involvement) and some great disappointments (low performing ratings at some schools).  At two of those schools, Medrano and Hernandez, no one can get it right.  They were on and off the "low list" when the district managed them and now back and forth with Edison.  Medrano and Hernandez need a closer look no matter what.

The process is going to work.  Give them a try (Edison).  If it works, great.  If not, goodbye.  It is much cleaner than the lawsuit and its cost(150,000+) which Lois Parrott and others filed about two years ago.  The suit bordered on frivolous (my opinion). The plaintiffs lost at every turn and a judge determined that DISD was entitled to recover legal fees.  That remains to be settled. 

-Roxan Staff

Roxan Staff is a School Board Trustee and is referencing DISD & EDISON.  She's right that things at DISD are much improved with Dr. Moses on board and we should allow the Board and Dr. M to fix things, but the Edison deal is still a question.  sb  





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