Dallas Education PACs Funneling Big Money to New DISD Candidates

Two education advocacy groups are again pouring big bucks into Dallas ISD trustee races in an effort to keep alive school reforms that they hope are attracting families back to the district. EducateDallas and Dallas Kids First — both of which have strong support from some of the city's top business leaders — have been big players in local school races in recent years. This May, they are endorsing the same slate of candidates in the crowded DISD races who have raised a combined total of about $112,000. Their opponents raised about $20,000, though most of that belongs to one candidate. The two PACs are supporting Ben Mackey for Oak Cliff's District 7; Maxie Johnson for the sprawling District 5; and Karla Garcia for the Pleasant Grove-area District 4.   Continue reading...

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