Monday evening, 4-7-14, we had a powerful meeting that often showed anger and disruption as about 150 people, mostly from the south side of Dallas near Fair Park discussed the "home rule" petitioning effort now happening in Dallas. The gathering included 2 DISD Trustees, who were on the panel, and 2 Dallas City Council Members.
The audience was angry about "home rule." Three known members of the Support Our Public Schools were present with one on the panel to defend the "home rule" idea. They certainly saw what anything endangering single member district voting power over board members does to those concerned about our schools. Reverend Hickman said it well: "Do you remember the day when African Americans did not have the right to vote for school board representatives?"