DALLAS – Today, former Mayor Ron Kirk endorsed the concept of Dallas ISD becoming a Home Rule district under the petition process launched by Support Our Public Schools. Mayor Kirk released the following statement:
Education is the most critical issue defining our success as a city. I welcome this conversation about how we can improve and modernize Dallas ISD in an effort to better prepare our children for college and the workforce.
Fears surrounding this movement are unfounded. Home Rule offers us several ways to make needed changes in our schools that will positively impact our kids and their ability to learn.
Dallas has grown into an international city, and education is the new global currency. We owe it to our children, our families and our future to control our own destiny through education, and that means taking bigger, bolder steps like this toward improving our public schools. I would love for Dallas to be the pioneer in taking advantage of this important tool provided to us by the Legislature.
For more information visit supportourpublicschools.org.