Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dallas ISD Administration's Fixed Mindset

Anyone who has studied Carol Dweck's 2006 classic, Mindset: The new Psychology of Success, understands quickly where Mike Miles stands related to his own mindset.  At one time this book was being spread all around Dallas ISD.  Those were the years, 2006 through 2012, when DISD became the most improved urban district in Texas by at least the judgment of one organization. Graduation rates went up 20 percentage points!  Dr. Dweck's book was visible around DISD.  That ended with Mr. Miles' arrival in 2012 with terrible results.

Ms. Anna Brining and her book
Monday, 5-18-15, at noon fortunately five board members voted to stop the termination of Ms. Brining's contract and that of two other teachers. 

Now, if a performance contract for the next year allows Brining to correct the alleged problems seen by DISD administration at Rosemont, we will see a supurb campus improve as it never has before! We will have united parents that would be the envy of any district.   Miles should take advantage of this opportunity if student achievement is his true goal and politics is not a part of this equation, as he stated more than once during today's board meeting.

Sadly since the above was written Superintendent Miles fired Ms. Brining.  Then her school received the highest ratings possible from the Texas Education Agency for the current school year, one of only 12 schools in DISD to secure such honors.  

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