Middle Class

Could Home Rule be a Boon For Homeowners? As Families Flee Dallas ISD For Suburban Districts, Better Schools May Bring Them Back

By Joanna England / March 12, 2014 / 14 Comments

It’s on the lips of just about every mom in my neighborhood: What will this home rule proposal mean for our failing neighborhood elementary? Will it mean we won’t have to spend an arm and a leg for private school, or uproot our family for the suburbs? That’s exactly what’s happening right now, and Dallas […]

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Reviving The McMansion: What Was On Its Way Out Three Years Ago is Making a Comeback Today

By Joanna England / November 25, 2013 / 2 Comments

Perhaps the new sign of fully recovered economy should be a McMansion? Or maybe our economy would be better judged by the size of the middle class? In 2010, while we were still trying to figure out what went wrong with the federal stimulus and which bank was to blame for it all (answer: none […]

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