Don't know your precinct? Look it up! No more excuses. People don't vote in Dallas ISD elections, and that's a problem. Why? Because you are letting 1k people decide what happens to 150k students and 20k staff. That's insane.
Why should you care? Let's go by categories.
You are a parent of a student in Dallas ISD: The person elected will make decisions that directly impact the quality of the education your child receives and the buildings in which that education is provided. They are the ones who decide how money is allocated which impacts the opportunities available to your child.
You are a parent of a student elsewhere: You care about a child that goes to a school. Your vote could help someone get elected that can provide the kind of education that you would want for your child. Show some solidarity with parents across the city that want good things for their kids and help make their dreams a reality just like you do for your child.
You don't care about anything: You are a tax payer and some of that money goes toward Dallas ISD whether you want it to or not. Nobody with any kind of sense makes investments that they know are going to fail. If you are already paying, why not make sure your money is going toward something that works? Get some return on your investment by making sure our education system is functional.
You care about your own wealth, happiness, and wellbeing, but don't care at all about the children of Dallas or the schools they attend: A strong educational system means a strong economic system. Period. Good schools produce children that are capable of competing in higher education and the job market. This provides a recruitment base for businesses to be able to use local talent. This is attractive to businesses because they can save on a number of costs associated with hiring outside of the city. It's also attractive to businesses because their employees have a place to send their kids which makes coming to Dallas that much more attractive. Better education and more opportunities also, statistically speaking, lower both crime and poverty which is a net good for you, you selfish self interested so and so. Care about yourself by caring about Dallas kids.
Here's the stuff to help you make your decisions. Enjoy!
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Election Talk Podcasts:
Dallas Education Podcast w/ Eric Celeste - Who Will Win Dallas ISD Elections 2016?
Dallas Education Podcast w/ Kevin Malonson - Dallas ISD Elections 2016
Dallas Education Podcast w/ Alliance AFT's David Lee - Dallas ISD Elections 2016
Live Candidate Podcasts:
Dallas Education Podcast - District 2 Candidate Debate (All 4 Candidates)
Dallas Education Podcast - Omar Jimenez, Candidate, D4
Dallas Education Podcast - Suzanne Smith - Candidate, D2
Dallas Education Podcast - Dustin Marshall - Candidate, D2
Dallas Education Podcast - Mita Havlick - Candidate, D2
Dallas ISD Elections 2016: Suzanne Smith - D2
Dallas ISD Elections 2016: Dustin Marshall - D2
Dallas ISD Elections 2016: Mita Havlick - D2
Dallas ISD Elections 2016: Carlos Marroquin - D2
Dallas ISD Elections 2016: Omar Jimenez - D4
Dallas ISD Elections 2016: Dr. Lew Blackburn - D5
Dallas ISD Elections 2016 Candidate Forum Debrief
Dallas ISD Elections 2016
Dallas ISD Politics of Change
Marquis Hawkins Challenges Dr. Lew Blackburn for Dallas ISD District 5
Election Coverage from Around Town:
2016 Dallas ISD Election Breakdown - Advocate Magazine
Q&A with DISD Trustee Candidates - Advocate Magazine
Who will win? (Poll) - DMN
Why You Should Vote - DMN
Dallas City Council Gets Involved in DISD Trustee Race - DMN
Why you should care about Dalls ISD elections - D Magazine
Why you should vote + race by race breakdown - Candy's Dirt
District 7 Race Turns Ugly- D Magazine
Dr. Lew Blackburn Sued for Sexual Harassment / DISD Sued by former employee - DMN
Family Drama Stirred Up Against Issac Faz in District 7 - DMN
Dallas Morning News Endorses Marquis Hawkins for District 5 - DMN
Dallas Morning News Endorses Issac Faz for District 7 - DMN
Dallas Morning News Endorses Jaime Resendez for District 4 - DMN
Dallas Morning News Endorses Dustin Marshall for District 2- DMN
Why Should X Candidate Get Your Vote? - DMN
Dallas ISD Candidates on TEI - DMN