Friday, August 1, 2014

BREAKING NEWS!! KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR NEW HIRE

According to one of our readers.  RObert Ray may be hiring person who plagiarized and resigned from other district.

http://kdvr.com/2014/06/10/high-school-principal-resignes-after-plagiarizing-graduation-speech/



CIA FWISD on Facebook

Fellow Citizens,

We are adding facebook as another tool to share information.  The blog will stay to offer anonymity for those that can share information and feel free to do so.  No one will ever have to show real name or the like.  Just stay informed and if you have information to share let us know.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Citizens-In-Action-FWISD/280699678798717?ref=hl

Continuous Improvement equals Incompetence by Kyle Davie at FWISD

While many cried for the ouster of Dansby and celebrating the changes that were going to miraculously change the district, the same issues that plague the district proceeded.  Here we have the district having to pay around 39 million back to the state for attendance issues.  They blame is being put on the technology equipment and we all knew that the equipment is only as smart as the people who operate it and those that report the information.  To add insult to injury they say that the money will be paid with the fund balance and boast that even after that they would have 102 million left..

I don't know about you but they are taking this lightly like it's chump change and yet when need arises in the classrooms they hold back and then guard the balance that we can't touch because we have to save.  This also ties into the issues back with Arlington Heights and the attendance issues and yet we have not learned from it.

So Dansby instituted Continuous Improvement, hired so many people and yet we cannot even though the basics.  While this may not fall under Linares, she is now the face of the district.  What is needed is a complete restructurization of personnel and institution of an independent audit department or outside agency to complete look into the failings of those that are still employed.  The top chiefs need to go, Sherri Breed who knows not what she does and has been a drag, Sammy Monge for hiring incompetence and Ray for covering up everything wrong with this district.

What could teachers do with 39 million in the classroom?

Don't forget it's tax money that we all pay

Don't forget that Kyle Davi is over Technology and brought over by Melody Johnson.. so the head needs to go.  Can't even keep a tab on technology inventory and now this.  But wait it so happens that Davie is trying to blame it on someone whom they will try to use as a scapegoat while Monge and Mendez also knew about it.  So I think it's time for another whistleblower because the same players continue to abuse their authority and moral standing.  The little people always pay... is it too much money NOT to notice until now!!!

http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/08/01/6012985/fort-worth-school-district-must.html?rh=1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tatum is in a pickle now!

So here we go friends!!

Our dear friend the Reverend Tatum, not sure how you retain a title if you don't fulfill your obligations, but that's besides the point.

He began a group The Good Hands Program to help students learn a lesson.  At first thought this seemed like a good thing to help our kiddos understand how to earn our keep and be responsible.

Now it comes out that the district told him not to run the program and he did anyway tying himself to the contract the district awarded him to work with students.  We all had a bad state about the deal but that's approved and done.  So this summer deal seems like it was not part of it.  Now students are asking for their hard earned money and Tatum wants the district to pay it.

So pointing fingers at this point is not finding a solution to the situation.  Tatum is responsible knowing that he was not to move forward with the program.

The only other reservation we have is how these children were on the campuses without anyone in the district knowing or for that matter reporting that underage children are working?  I can see the district saying that they did inform Tatum about this but at the same time does the district not bear any responsibility for supervision?  The information pasted all over the facebook page and no one noticed?

Normally the district tells its principals to let hourly pay employees know that they cannot work overtime without approval and that they cannot come to functions after hours even if they want to volunteer because by law they have to be paid for "helping" the school.  Would this rule apply to some degree?

Again students went on a false premise that their work would pay off and now someone needs to save face, pay the students and move on.  The message the students are learning is surely not what was intended but adults will be adults especially when money is involved.  I heard a phrase in the bible say that money is the root of all evil.. not sure if anyone is listening nowadays.  Funny how even the most reverend of them all does not apply any teachings.

You be the judge!



http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/29/6004471/students-say-the-school-district.html?rh=1





Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Days of Our Children's Lives starring Tobi Jackson

Well friends, first of all, thank you for reading our blog and for commenting.  We need to stay informed to make sure that we help improve the system.  The blog is not so much a place to complain but rather bring out the transparency of FWISD and make them accountable.

Well many of you  may know Board Member Tobi Jackson who was elected to represent District 2 which covers most of East Fort Worth.  For the past months until her announced resignation from Prime Prep, she took on the lead of the academy.  The academy has been marred with so much negativity and bad decisions by adults.  In all students who were former FWISD enrollees made the decision to join the academy as it was touted mainly because of the Deion Sanders.  We questioned how an elected member of a public school system would endorse a charter.  We heard from both sides and she indicated that her job was no different than someone who lives in another district being a board member in ours.  Others weren't so fast to forgive because how can you be for public schools and represent it and then advocate for charter schools.  Well in one of her recent Facebook postings she indicates that these are public charter schools because they receive state funding.  Obviously she boasts about her schools and the improvements thereof and yet children were going to another institution.  Why would the children not stay in FWISD?  If things were going great, why leave?  Tobi turns a blind eye to the issues affecting our kids and not until she went to Prime Prep did she begin to realize that our kids are affected by extreme poverty.  Hence she called on the mayor and everyone else to join her for a walk to help the students.  So since 2010 she had not realized that students in district 2 needed help?

Now she is on a campaign to help the students return to FWISD.  Using them as pawns for her intentions to run again next year for the board. Truth be told she intended to leave Prime Prep once she thought that she could get elected president of the board.  That plan failed because she has no leadership and does not have good standing with her colleagues.  While Norm Robbins is not one of our favorites, it's the better of two evils.  We appreciate her dedication to Eastern Hills and we want her to know that District 2 has other schools that also need the attention but we don't hear much about it.  Only when a prize or recognition is won does she show up to take the picture but other than that we don't hear anything.  There are plenty of events that she shows up and that's it, nothing more than to say I was here.  Leadership requires you to be hands-on and I don't mean just hand shaking, doing the work as an example.

The results we have now are the type of leadership she has supported, actions that speak.  The results are worse than ever!  No transparency whatsoever.





2015 is board election year and know that we are coming after her to make sure that she does not continue to hurt our students.  Here is a link of a story that doesn't come up often, how she got questionable funds by an indicted lawyer and basically covered it up:
http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/04/26/3916335/fort-worth-lawyer-indicted-on.html

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/07/13/3219973/fort-worth-school-board-trustees.html

Here Ms. Jackson points out how great things were at Prime Prep, yet she resigned?  Doesn't a leader see things to the end regardless?  Then she goes on to celebrate students finishing the STAAR exam.  We are all for celebrating students but supporting a testing system that has failed our students?  See for yourself:
http://www.greatermeadowbrooknews.com/GMN_back%20issues/2014%20web%20pdfs/GMN%20May15.2014-web.pdf

Interesting how Tobi works: http://www.texassharon.com/2011/04/12/fwisd-trustees-lobby-for-chesapeake/

Friday, June 20, 2014

Let's review Sutherland Claim

Take a look at the article back in April when we found out that the lawyers were bullying Sutherland because of her stance on the Palazzolo case.  She could be saying now she wasn't to keep her post or who knows what her intent is.  The facts are there and she has not come out and recanted anything she has said in the past.  Bullying is alive and well in FWISD and we will continue to bring it up and share cases of people who are having to live with it.

The article itself exposed a lot of dirty laundry and that's why they want to appeal so that no more comes out.  They don't want this to be case law because then other people may sue for some of the same things.  FWISD is wanting to keep it all the same.  Too late we already know and won't let go of it.


http://www.fwweekly.com/2014/04/30/laundry-day-2/

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

OH MY! A Rebuttal to Ann Sutherland's Jab at Dansby

So here we have a Mr. Dunkins rebutting the critique by Sutherland towards Dansby.

Let's first say that Dansby did start it (sounds like kids, he started it!!)
He said the board was wanting him to do illegal and/or unethical stuff and so the fireworks started.  You can't dish it out if you can't take it, that's what I've heard...

So as you read the statement just know that while Mr. Dunkins was working for the FWISD many things were covered up and the good ol boy system was running just fine.  Perhaps he can tell us how he managed his crew since some just slept and earned their paycheck.

Mr. Dunkins, you are entitled to your view on Dansby and perhaps things went very well for you.  But know that they are many other people who were harmed by him and you don't know much about it because you don't want to hear it.  We all went through it with Dansby and believe me he is far from ethical.  The ones that were hurt the most were our students who did not benefit from all the money he is taking away from us and also the money that has to be paid for his mishap lawsuit for defamation.  If you want please read the transcript of it in one of our posts so that you can see exactly the ethical part he played in the attempt to ruin a man's life.  So please make sure you round up the facts and talk to those that were affected to get a better sense of your giant.  Giants do fall and I think that's biblical.  Also ask him what the deal was with the board and to make sure he keeps his part of it before he opens his mouth.  Ask him why he won't stand up and defend himself for what he did and pay for it but unfortunately it's on the back of our students who need  it.


Dansby broke the deal off first, so let's hear it from the rest of the board members what they think about it.  Any takers?