Sunday, February 19, 2012

Branded - Corporations and our schools
"Education and marketing are like oil and water. Public education has an agenda that is already crowded enough. When we become marketers and distributors, we confuse our mission. I worry about a time when our educational goals might be influenced or even set by private companies targeting our students with their own narrow messages. . .Yes, schools need money, but turning to commercial sales for income is a cop-out. It sends the message to our voters and legislators that we can let them off the hook-that advertising and sales of consumer products can fill the gap when it comes to supporting education."

Board of Trustees Workshop Agenda and Notice
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 5:00 PM

1. Notice and Return
2. Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance
3. Discussion of Communication Practices and Procedures
4. Discussion of Community Relations Commission
5. Discussion of Board Focus 2012
6. Adjournment 

"Therefore, Mike Rawlings' appearance in the capacity of a private citizen does not appear as a requirement to be posted on the Agenda and Notice which was duly posted. However, Mike Rawlings' appearance at the DISD Trustees Worksop in the capacity of Mayor on behalf of the City of Dallas may need to be included on the Agenda and Notice, only if such appearance and presentation substantively changed or modified subject to be presented."