Uncut: DISD recruiting troubles

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by JOHN McCAA

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Posted on May 16, 2014 at 9:56 PM

I’ve been saying all along the battle over DISD has nothing to do with educating students… really it’s about politics, public relations and contracts.

In this week’s uncut commentary, the perfect example.

On Tuesday our Brett Shipp laid out the findings of a month- long investigation into improper DISD recruiting. The story explained how  two students, allegedly improperly recruited by coaches, ended up living out of the same house...  but playing basketball at two different, rival schools.   

One of the students is now accused of killing the other.

Brett had the goods. In response, the district started its own investigation; put the coaches on paid leave.

But now, nobody’s wants to talk about it. Not the superintendent, not the board, not the home-rule people, all of whom are usually quick tell you how worried they are about education and Dallas schools.

Education is not a game and shouldn’t be a political football. Anyone truly serious about fixing the district and educating kids ought to be anything but silent about a mess like this. But then again, for some people, it’s not about educating kids.   

Send me your thoughts at jmccaa@wfaa.com.

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