Bernadette Nutall

And Now, the Hard Work of Righting Dallas’ Racial Wrongs Actually Begins

By Bethany Erickson / October 1, 2017 / 9 Comments
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This may cost me some kind of journalistic cool kids card, but I’m not sure if I care. I mean, I’ve been known to refuse to move with the herd on other occasions as well.  I agree with Bernadette Nutall. “Until we start changing some policies that affect African-Americans and Latinos,” Nutall said at Thursday […]

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Dallas Public Schools: DCAD vs. Fair Market Value

By Bethany Erickson / April 29, 2016 / 3 Comments

As you’ve probably read by now, the Dallas Independent School District’s Board of Trustees voted 5-3 last night to purchase the building at 9400 N. Central Expressway in a bid to consolidate the district’s various departments that are currently spread all over Dallas County. We can debate the merits of having a building where hundreds […]

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Dallas Public Schools: How to Keep an Eye on School Board Meetings (and Still Eat Dinner)

By Bethany Erickson / September 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

So, you probably feel like you should be keeping an eye on the school board meetings. But those meetings, you hear, can be marathon sessions of wrangling and hyperbole and you have a four-year-old to put to bed. You have sleeping to do. You have a life to live. This is probably why I got […]

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Dallas Public Schools: Running an Urban School District

By Bethany Erickson / May 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

A lot of numbers, a lot of jargon, and a lot of arguing about data occurred last night as Dallas ISD trustees discussed Superintendent Mike Miles’ future with Dallas public schools. And a lot of people argue passionately on both sides of the issue about which data points we should listen to. It’s a lot […]

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Dallas Public Schools: Mike Miles Lives to Fight Another Day

By Bethany Erickson / May 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

I’ll have more later after I’ve had time to go through my notes, but brief rundown of tonight’s called meeting of the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees, with the lone item on the agenda being a discussion of superintendent Mike Miles’ employment status was contentious, and that may even be an understatement. The meeting lasted […]

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Election Day 101: Six Vie for Three Seats on Dallas ISD Board of Trustees

By Bethany Erickson / April 24, 2015 / 4 Comments

Did you know it costs somewhere in the neighborhood of one million dollars – $1 million of our tax dollars – for Dallas ISD’s portion of a May election? And did you know next to nobody votes in May elections? Because it’s true. That being said, it is ridiculously easy to vote (provided you have […]

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