Dallas Teacher Residency Co-Founder, Elizabeth Kastiel was recently asked as a fellow in the Latino Center for Leadership Development program what was one thing Latino community leaders would change about Dallas …
Note the article was originally published in the opinion section of The Dallas Morning News on June 8th, 2016.
We need to focus on preparing and supporting teachers and teacher leaders so that all Dallas schools are great.
Schools play a key role in building stable communities and shaping residents’ perceptions of the quality of life in that city. Not only do high quality schools ensure that the children get the opportunities and wages linked to higher education and strong vocational training, they are a key for promoting economic development and addressing poverty and crime.
Dallas ISD has shown promise to reimagine the district to provide quality and choice in education. However, what good is that if we don’t have the people to lead and teach in these schools?