Tuesday, March 31, 2015


One would think that being so dedicated and called to a religion would warrant some humility and a yearning to help your fellow human brother or sister because that's what the scriptures tell you.

But we know that even in the holiest of stories there is greed all around.  This election has brought out so much of it because of the aligning of all the parties who are hungry for more power and more money.  We certainly don't profess to be or know everything about religion but what we do know is when you take somebody's work and make it your own and then

RUN IT AS PROPAGANDA   it says a lot about your character and your soul.

Read 2 Win- the program touted by Sultan Cole is one example.  In our last posting we mentioned something about it and had to dig to find out.  Cole is, as stated on the website, the Director of Program Development.  So this would ring true to his ownership of the program that he says is his.  But as with any story there are two sides.

Back a few years ago before it got started, Danna Diaz, was in charge of working tarrantnet on this initiative.  She worked to create it and when it was all done Dansby took her off of it.  Diaz was not a happy camper because it was her baby and now what do we see.. Cole taking it as his creation and of course this was for tarrantnet to partner with FWISD to serve children.

We tried to find results of the initiative and at this point have not found anything that tells us how things are going.  No doubt that early intervention and one on one service will help our students.  What we don't like is what has become something of money and then use it on the campaign.

The issue is taking something that was not yours in the first place.  The other is the people who keep on coming up in this picture.. Sultan, Dansby and everyone else that is riding the bus to get him elected.  Check out Ricky who is Ramos' mentor.  He has a contract with the district and it was pushed by Ramos' supporters at the board meeting where it looked like TObi was against it and caved in at the last minute.  So it looks like more of the same but in a different color.

All of this information came from people who were present at the meetings and the early stages of the partnership with tarrantnet.  So once again adults using children to advance their own self-interest.  But we know that there are many angry people who want to get back in and continue the havoc that has become our district.

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Yes, the time is near for the final showdown to the election on May 9th.  Have you done your bracket and predicted the winners?  Will there be upsets?

We did want to share how some are doing and highlight a bit of irony or perhaps not on a few things we were informed of.

LULAC has endorsed Sultan Cole for Board in District 2 which at first caught us by surprise but then as we analyzed information and made a few calls it truly did not.  Let's not forget or unless you don't know that the people who run LULAC are in the same entangled web as the Mexican Mafia which locks in many of the so called latino leaders in the city.. from a certain councilman, JP, State Rep and so on.  So based on that connection then it doesn't surprise us because the Latino Leaders are supporting someone else.  Now this in no way takes away any credit to Cole but for so long the leaders of LULAC have screamed to the world the lack of latino representation.  Now mind you that they can support whomever they want, we are just curious to know what criteria they used to see how the candidates fared.  Did they interview all three?  Well we can certainly say NO.  Yes folks we asked.

Let's recall that when Johnson resigned, they were up in arms about having Reyna take over as interim and were very vocal about but then turned around and supported Dansby.  Then back during the redistricting time, they threatened to sue the district if they didn't get another district where a latino could be elected.  Well they got what they wanted and now, they are supporting someone else that is not representative of the majority of the district, according to their cries for more latinos.  Which to some degree is true.. look at the make up of the top admin and how many latinos are represented?  While we don't the most qualified, how was it determined?

We see Tobi and Cole signs all over the place now which means they are being funded well.  We haven't seen much from the third candidate so does it mean that's it only the two who have the most signs?

We also wanted to bring up something that we didn't know if we heard correctly..
Cole stated in a forum that he has been working with FWISD through the Read 2 Win program or something to that effect which is helping about 2000 kiddos in the district with reading fundamentals.  He called it his program.  But we hear from someone that works inside that the program was started and held by Dana Diaz.  But Cole did say that the program is so successful that it is expanding to Michigan and other states and so he will be traveling to promote the program.  So the questions here are:

*Is the program funded by the district, if so what happened to the new Rosie program and what is that all about?
*Would there be a conflict of interest if he is making money off of the program as a board member if elected?
*Who owns the right to the program?  The district website says that it's a partnership with churches around Fort Worth.. so how is it his?

Then we have Citizens for Great Schools Supporting Tobi and Cecilia Speer.. so they want to make sure they keep on going with the secrets and making money.  We bet that Tobi will try for City Council after Scarth leaves.. so she is not through.. she called on the Democratic party to run for Wendy Davis' seat but figured she couldn't win as a Democrat.. so she switches parties when it suits her.

Well Folks... are you bets set yet?  We know regardless of the outcome we can bet that things will be the same.. just some folks making more money off of our students.. So if you don't vote then you can't complain about the current situation.  Vote for change~

LULAC lost the L because it doesn't represent LATINOS

Friday, March 27, 2015


The board met in executive session to discuss the next moves for superintendent and well we thought they would have learned from the first debacle.

The board voted to use the same firm which has ties to the very people who were pushing Boyd here. More than likely because they will hide and keep everything in secret.

When some board members commented on the STAR article they were about having to mend fences with each other and sit by the campfire.  They can join Camp CommUNITY and do that.

What we as the people most affected by anything they do.. we need a fresh start with more openness. The board should present 4 finalists and let the community hear from them.  Why can other districts do the same and we don't?  Stop worrying about if their bosses don't want to find out.. to me if that was the case then you are hiding something.  If you are truly interested and are the best candidate then nothing to worry about.

The board does the one finalist so that they can vote and shove it down our throats regardless of what we think.  Ramos, Paz and Avila are no different anymore than those serving more than they should be.

Sutherland was against the same firm but she is the lone one.  Can you imagine Speer on the board?  That would just complete a board that would definitely allow more of the same and possible worse.

What say you?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


We reported a while back during a story about Metro and how the staff had not heard from their representative on what would happen to them with the bond issue.

Ramos stated then that he would not allow any merger of the school regardless.  At that point we got an answer because nothing had been said.

Now Ramos has flipped and will support a merger of the schools because there is a "good plan."  It is interesting that the people he is appeasing are the same ones that apparently supported him with money and also his "mentors"  Yet the students he is tasked with protecting are the same that will be hurt by the merger.  He said during his campaign that he is not a politician and would not become one.

How times change and now he is politicking on the backs of our students.  Apparently the Technology Department needs a home and the site that was originally decided upon is too far for them.  So now they are going to inconvenience the 70+ students who need a safe environment and who knows where they will end up.  So they are lying to the public that the school only serves a minimal amount of students to satisfy the adults.

Once again deals are being made in secret and the public has no information.  The teachers are worried and upset that they are being played with.  So much for the campaign rhetoric and lack of from sitting members and candidates.  Students once again on the losing end.

As we have said it folks, the very few are going to benefit and they don't need help and our neediest will be tossed around like nothing.  Hence we wonder why our district is dysfunctional and how the ones that pledged to help are now devouring and have become hypocritical.

Did Ramos say hi to his mistress at Metro?  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


With elections coming up we will be watching how our current members and those running against the incumbents tell us how they will deal with this ordeal.

It was brought to our attention that the district is proposing merging the Mid-Level 6-8 with the Metro 9-12.  As we know they completely lost credibility with the bond program and now they are affecting the students who need the most support.

Tell us board members to save a few million you will force grade levels of students that were sent there because they are "discipline concerns" but yet you fail to provide adequate resources and support to help them reintegrate back into their home schools.  NPR reported that in Fort Worth ISD, 40% of the discipline concerns are African American which is very disproportionate based on the demographics of the district.  So now you are going to do more harm to the very students that you say you will help?  So my Brother's Keeper has become another talking point that sounds good or will you make good on your promise to change things?

We ask the public to contact their board members and tell them that they are making a mistake by even thinking about it.  This goes to show that they have no priorities nor a willingness to help the most needy of our students.

So do tell us candidates, what would you do if presented with this situation as the sitting member?

Friday, March 20, 2015


It has come to our attention that UEA has endorsed Tobi Jackson based on her testimony that she will run one more time.  Again this time she will do a lot more for teachers.

What we know is that the status quo will continue and UEA will continue it's hold on the governance of the district.  Another reason why the district does not move is because UEA threatens to sue when it doesn't get its way and then the district backs down. 

Look at every major policy by the district, shut down even before it starts.  So they would rather go with the person they can count on to do their bidding.  So teachers we will get what is coming to us.. more of the same.

They went with the person that has more money and based on who they think will win.. It's not based on the merits of any candidate but what is convenient.  So they are still in bed with the policy makers.. remember the newbies were supposed to change it and now we are in the same boat.

Teachers if you ever wonder why things don't change.. remember that deals are made behind closed doors.  There is a purpose for support but at the cost of the bullying environment that UEA should have helped stopped but have not.

Thursday, March 19, 2015


We got word from close sources that Tobi Jackson went to UEA to get backing on this campaign. 

She look liked this:

Raised her right hand and said (well almost that) and said that this will be her last run for the board and that this time she will be working for the teachers than she has in the past.  It's politics folks... I mean we call see through all that?  Right?

So then this is what we thought:

Monday, March 16, 2015


We love Politician gimmicks and propaganda when it comes to getting wha they want.  The bond just keeps on piling up.

We come to a promise of universal PK that was sold to the voters.  Remember this will solve all the academic problems the district has.  So we take it as they have given up on the rest of the students and want to begin anew with PK.

We all know that PK is important because of the poverty that our students face and don't have many learning opportunities.  We were told that PK classes would be packed.  Yet all we hear is...

well we hear nothing because the message is not going out from the district.  What are they doing?  They are getting paid big money and they sit and do nothing to spread the message.  Where are the big people like board members?

Well we know of some that are in the limelight at events in Dallas to get glorified but the CommUNITY is suffering.  The same people that are running now for the Board have done squat to improve anything.

So once again the VOTERS were SUCKERED into a bond that has not lived up to its hype.  But hey we got turf at every field so let's pop the champagne!

Here are the spots filled so far... maybe with this blog they will get right on it.

Sunday, March 15, 2015


The campaign season is underway.. how many of you have kept up with it and who is your favorite?  We are sure you have heard many things already about all of the candidates.  This is why our democracy works!

But today we are here to showcase what makes politics such a dirty word.  We want to highlight much of the Latinos in the DFW area who seem to push an agenda that it is time for something new for the latino community.  Everything we have seen is hog wash... 

Let's look at the LCLD or Latino Center for Leadership Development... this is an interesting new center opened to grow leaders for the Latino Community because latinos are underserved.  But we know politics in the mix can only create a who's who type of environment.    We weren't disappointed because we found Trustee Ramos in the mix.. he keeps on ticking at any event that glorifies.  
But we did find it ironic that Mr. Ramos is in the mix of supporting the Latino community and everything that goes with it..(he won't say it in public) but he plays it to his advantage as all those who profess to be doing something for the Latino Community.  So quality and qualifications have no meaning any longer.. at least in this case.

Same group at every event and  only there to move themselves up.. no one else.

We also come to the North Texas Young Latino Leaders, a group that sort of makes the same rhetoric regarding new up and coming Latino leaders for the community.  

As teachers we do want representation as much as we can with someone who is like us to some degree but we would rather have a great leader than a dumb leader of our own race.  But since the groups preach Latino representation then why are they being hypocritical and not supporting Latino Candidates.  Mr. Ramos has endorsed Sultan Cole who is running for the board and is African-American.  Again if he is qualified then by all means.  Did Mr. Ramos interview all the candidates to see who best fits his criteria for the board?  Since he is all about the CommUNITY-is he setting aside his strong support of having Latinos?  We find this ironic but don't forget why he is where he is at.. he has people whom he owes his loyalty to and has turned against what he professes.  So then we should be able to see Mr. Cole at LCLD or NTYLL pretty soon since he is being endorsed by the same people in the groups.
Supporting Tobi Jackson here

See anyone that looks the same?THis is the NTYLL Board

By the way.. nice Salary for only two hours of work.  Yes folks.. he only has to work two hours and that counts for a whole day.  Must be nice since us teachers have to work more than 40 hours a week just to get 51,000.  

The same groups that profess to want to boost one community end up fighting their own.  It all comes down to not allowing those that would get in their way, regardless if Latino, to make it higher before they do.  Let's just say is a right of passage.. So when you hear all of this hog wash.. know it's hypocrisy and dishonesty.  

But what do we know.. we just teach!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What will Price do with FWISD Woes?

The Mayor has been quiet for the most part on the FWISD debacle that could be costing the city money. We know they like to keep things quiet because investors don't like issues. Just look at Dallas. 
All we want is for clean up at the top of the district. Rumor is a task force may be created to look into the district governance. Will she truly help or cover up further?  Will she continue to support Tobi Jackson even when she is part of the mess?  

We are sure Tobi wants to go into politics when her buddy Scarth retires just like she tried to run for Senate 10 seat as a democrat. We know she plays both sides when convenient. 

What say you mayor?

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Today most people are off due to the weather and so you may have some extra time to read statements and letters of the debacle and mess that is Judy Needham along with her friends who have ruined people's lives in the district.  She and the others are all poison and have made this district what it is and the rest of us to suffer for it.  Back in 2010 a lot was occurring with AHHS among other things.  You can't hide it!!!

As someone put it.. this is not OPINION... this is FACT!











Wednesday, March 4, 2015


The debacle over the bond program seemed to have started more than a year ago when Judy Needham was requesting changes to the bond that did not seem to fit the intent of what was proposed to the voters.  The shameful part is that board members did not say or do anything to stop her from pushing on items and ultimately delaying the process even more.  Not only were costs at play but making changes that needed board approval did not surface at all.

This is what we meant about no staying silent on issues that truly affect how money is spent.
So we have Judy Needham, not president at the time, pushing on something that would benefit her and her minions.  So where was Tobi Jackson the defender, so she says, of East Fort Worth.  Why didn't you speak up?  Where were the others?  All of you were copied on the emails.

Read the Emails  (the print is small so you will need to increase magnification.  Read from bottom to top.)

Monday, March 2, 2015


Judy Needham gained so much power by doing deals under the table and as new members entered the board her tentacles reached to suck them in.  Then Tobi Jackson comes into the picture and joins the reign of conspiracy, abuse of power, fraud and conflict of interest.  From 2010 both have joined in ruining the lives of many individuals and now they plan to get re-elected for another 4 years of the same.  

Both have made the board and the followers seem like they have no idea of anything nor think for themselves.  They give the followers small projects or committees that keep them busy and feel important while they ruin our educational system.

Read Needham has opponent:


They have been part of conflict of interest with Linebarger who has donated money before and we expect it again.  Yet they did not recuse themselves from the vote  or anything to do with the firm.  They showed their loyalty and got bought.

Don't forget their meeting prior to giving Linebarger the deal with the district.  They mention it in their deposition but attempt to say that they did not know or were aware.

Needham Deposition

Jackson Deposition

Remember the so called mistake on the executive session recording where they showed us how they treat employees even when they know they are wrong.


Sunday, March 1, 2015


If politics ever took precedent over reason then it surely left its footprint...

Now we see how are elected officials, some, feel about the entire process of hiring a new superintendent and how our district is dysfunctional.

Hence this comment that provides clarity from one of the board members supporting Dr. Boyd:

Interesting that when we first reported how everything seemed a bit strange many began to question how people come on here to complain.  That our bits and pieces of information did not paint a real picture of what was actually happening.  We provided sources of information that everyone was free to view and now here it is.  The vetting process was a sham all along and no one will say the reason why everything was being pushed just to save face.  It's true that this is all about politics and that's what we called them out on.. stop the BS and be up front about everything.  All but one board member stands up and let's us know what is going on while the rest hide under executive session privilege which amounts to nothing because in the end they tell their contacts what's going on to benefit them one way or another.  Hence TCU gigs, school choice privilege and so on.

Can we just do our homework right and for a moment in time do truly do it for the betterment of our district.

Source: http://www.abqjournal.com/547574/news/nm-news/santa-fe-board-takes-no-action-on-boyd-contract-pay-raise-apparently-not-on-the-table.html


It seems the board is trying to silence one of its own once again by trying to kick Dr Sutherland from executive session.

The board needs to settle the Palazzolo case and move on. Enough damage has been done with taxpayer money. We know Tobi, Needham and others want to drag this on to hide what skeletons they have. We have a crisis in Fort Worth ISD and this election year matters.