The new leadership of the Dallas Independent School District loves positive thinking.

On this blog, we earlier reported that the superintendent, a graduate of the unaccredited Broad Superintendents Avademy, had hired a public relations team to write power words and power phrases for the staff. If asked what they thought of the new administration, the PR team crafted an upbeat response.

Now we learn that an administrator has asked teachers at every school to write a tiny essay on the good things happening at their school. No suggestion box here for ideas on how to improve, just happy talk.

Can any parent trust what teachers or principals say when they are under orders to spew happy talk and positive spin? Will problems be acknowledged or hidden?

Are candor and honesty really that threatening? Can adults teach honesty to children if they are forbidden to speak honestly by their boss?