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Old 05-13-2010, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Lakewooder View Post
Approximately 60% of Dallas ISD schools are ranked exemplary or recognized.

That can't be true. We all know a quality education can't be found inside 635. Don't you read this board .
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:02 AM
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"Selective reading" I have been told.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:38 PM
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It's not selective reading. DISD has a bad reputation and much of it is not unfounded. Here is an article from 2 years ago:

Report: Dallas ISD's dropout rate is 7th worst in nation | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Latest News (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/040208dnmetdropout.3bef48a.html - broken link)

It's troubling that the six cities with higher dropout rates than Dallas were smaller cities with populations under 1 million. The rate has been improving, but lets not pretend that people's fears of the school district are unfounded and somehow a form of "northern suburbs elitism".
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