Friday, May 29, 2009

Scattershooting...

Dr. Michael Hinojosa, Superintedent of the Dallas Independent School District and I had dueling op-ed columns in the Dallas Morning News yesterday.Dr. Hinojosa believes that cuts in the budget of magnet schools and learning centers in DISD are required in order to avoid loss of Title I and stimulus dollars for education. He also believes its an issue of 'fairness'. Let's just say, I disagree.

I've been hoping that school board trustee Carla Ranger would be elected President of the DISD school board. She was voted 2nd VP. Adam Medrano has been elected president and Lew Blackburn is 1st VP. All should be steps in the right direction...

In the category of REALLY GOOD NEWS - Jerry Lee Evans became the 20th man freed from prison, exonerated by DNA evidence. Mr. Evans is 47 years old and has been in prison 22 years!“I’m not angry at all, said Evans. Amazing. Absolutely amazing...

Interesting read? Why Black Radio Doesn't Deserve Our Help.

Finally, what am I reading now: 'The Power Broker", by Robert Caro.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard just a few days ago that the funding for the Innocence Project DNA testing and related legal investigation process is exhausted because it was supported through a Matoff related charity.

This strongly suggested that future opportunities are severly limited without funding for research, investigation, and testing after this summer.

Is this true and do you suppose that means we can come to an end of libreration for the wrongly prosecuted in Texas?

Gerald Britt said...

I've heard that as well. I certainly hope, if it is true, that funding this incredibly important issue is worked out. We don't know how many lives are being wasted. Nor do we know how many criminals are free and unpunished while the innocent remain incarcerated...