63 thoughts on “Fresh From My Inbox

  • September 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm
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    Claire,
    Great article in D Magazine and for keeping everyone informed on this story. Dallas Morning News also posted another email from John Eagle and Colonetta that was sent to ESD parents before verdict.
    I wonder if ESD will let you in to their “open house”? You better wear a hat and sunglasses.

  • September 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm
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    Why do you filter the comments if the comment section is here for the the publics ability to post their opinions anonymously? Is the press afraid of the real opinions?

  • September 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm
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    Let me guess Claire; It falls under the bad category. Because after the student body has been faced with nine weeks of dealing with the continuous exploitation of their school from very biased media outlets and commentators, who have used the mistakes of some of ESD administration to collectively group every single family that attends ESD as horrible people. I guess it is a crime to show school pride for a place that has nurtured thousands of students in the past, including Jane Doe’s older siblings, and show support for the good things their school has done from them through the years and the hope to rebuild after this tragic situation? No, they should have printed and posted the callous attacks on the students and teachers who had no say in this entire ordeal, made on this blog, through the halls! The best esprit de corps I have ever heard. This post shows how biased you really are, Claire. How does this picture have to do anything with the case? What’s your next post? The evil students were really the ones behind having Jane Doe II expelled and Swann etc were just figureheads?

    • September 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm
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      @OHREALLY, Actually, it falls under the spirit category.

  • September 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm
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    @oh really–take a chill pill. I have followed this blog from the beginning but must have missed the “callous attacks on the students and teachers who had no say in this entire ordeal”. The only student I have seen attacked here is Jane Doe/Emily. ESD students and teachers (and I know many wonderful ones past and present) should express their school spirit but it is up to the parents to look at this objectively and put pressure on the board to clean up this mess ASAP.

  • September 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm
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    Claire – good for you. This is a nice touch, it’s important for so many tainted adults to know how resilient our children are and how much we can learn from them if we open our hearts and minds. I took this as an effort on your part to show there is good at ESD and let’s build on it. There is a group of parents and children that some may call the “fringe” and other so openly call the Non “A-Listers” that want to learn and get better from this ordeal. However, it seems that @OHREALLY’s mindset is the one that prevails with ESD parents and the rest of the community doesn’t have a voice. Many people appreciate your voice and the hard work you have done. Claire – you should be proud.

  • September 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm
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    I read OHREALLY’s post as satire.

  • September 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm
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    There were no attacks on the student body or the teachers….in fact most posts went to great lengths to acknowledge them.

  • September 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm
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    You all know the saying: perception is reality. This community perceives itself as having been attacked, and we will stand united while humbly acknowledging and regretting the highly embarrassing mistakes the administration made in the dismissal of the victim, Jane Doe. We remain as a whole empathetic to Jane and her family, but do not believe the full truth was revealed and are nonetheless grateful and proud to be a part of this outstanding institution. We will press for change but hold our heads high in the midst of this storm – stronger in the end.

  • September 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm
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    LEAVE THE STUDENTS OUT OF THIS.

    It has nothing to do with them.

    They have a right to as normal of a school year as can be had.

    Whether “good” or “bad” — this post contributes to further disruption. Instead of studying Calculus students will be burning up Facebook about whose poster, what it means, who said what to who about it, who sent it to you, why was it sent, I heard it wasn’t his poster it was hers, etc., ad nauseam. I KNOW.

    Leave them out of it.

  • September 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm
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    GO EAGLES!!! Still need new board and administration or forever doomed.

  • September 22, 2011 at 5:18 pm
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    Good grief. I thought it was a nice post for “Eagle spirit.”

  • September 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm
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    Yep. We’re sensitive. This is kind of a big deal.

  • September 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm
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    Go Eagles!!! 🙂

  • September 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm
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    I hope it is just a coincidence that the other 2 Episcopal schools on Midway Rd have had prominent ads on the PHP website during the last couple of weeks.

  • September 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm
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    Claire – your heart may have been in the right place but your caption was not. A statement like “ESD spirit is alive and well” would have been a better summation than your question soliciting responses on whether ESD spirit should fall in a good category or a bad category. Hundreds of ESD kids and families have been hurt by this blog. Sensitivity would be in order.

  • September 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm
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    Claire,

    no good deed ever goes unpunished. you did good here girl.

  • September 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm
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    @Claire – Your political, “sophisticated” self needs to grow up. You don’t know a thing about the ESD community, and quite frankly, we are ALL glad of that. No wonder you’re writing for a neighborhood newspaper.

  • September 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm
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    ESD folks, don’t you think taking out your frustration on Claire is just a bit displaced?

    Why not hold your administrators and board members accountable rather than blaming your frustrations on the judge, the Does, the jurors, and Claire?

  • September 22, 2011 at 7:49 pm
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    @RockEm69 I agree. Go Eagles Go

  • September 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm
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    @RockEm69-thanks to Claire, and all of her trial coverage, I think the general public knows a great deal more about ESD. We know there are plenty of parents, teachers, administrators, and students who are terribly fond of ESD and will help them weather this storm. That is great. We also know that there is the occasional ESD supporter, like yourself, who resorts to bashing the writer and where she works because you must not be able provide a more meaningful comment. You are doing more harm then good for ESD with such ignorant comments.
    Claire, thanks for providing coverage of this trial. Great job. Im sure you have always had other career options, I hope you stick around PHP.

  • September 22, 2011 at 8:11 pm
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    Claire I sometimes feel that just writing your blogger’s the same way teenagers text in short script work
    OMG! LOL!

    And to quote the old school yard sayings of my past for you to use against your critics
    “I am rubber and you are glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you”

    IS it wrong to say that the reason ESD is so upset is” they got caught with their pants down around their ankles”

    Love you Claire, great coverage, great coverage in D Magazine

    BFF, LOL

  • September 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm
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    Nancy, I really love reading your stuff. You know that PSA-Public Service Announcement, for anti drugs with the egg and the skillet, “this is your Brain, (crack the egg) this is your Brain on drugs” imagine the Big “John” Eagle laying the egg in the Iron skillet-Nancy stopping eating the Eagle Egg’s
    the eggs have given you “Gas”

  • September 22, 2011 at 8:20 pm
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    The front page of the Preston Hollow People is Priceless, the old boy doesn’t look like he is running like a high performance yellow Porsche sport car, more like something from Fred Sandford front Yard

  • September 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm
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    Claire has a job to do just like the attorneys in the case. Her reporting this story does not mean you have to read it. If you are so horrified about the truth she is writing about; quit reading it.

  • September 22, 2011 at 8:41 pm
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    RockEm69: It’s that arrogant kind of comment that gives ESD a bad name. Seriously, you should know better if you were raised well, which we presume you were.

  • September 22, 2011 at 8:54 pm
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    I agree with @be sensitive. I am an ESD student and was involved in today’s poster making, which was a way for the senior class to boost the morale of the entire school, which it did…. Until we saw this post. A simple caption like “ESD students show their spirit” would have portrayed an appropriate, neutral opinion on the situation. Instead, the caption was read as a hurtful bias (even if it wasn’t on purpose, many ESD students felt this way). What most of you don’t realize is that to us, ESD is a family, a community. In times of hardship, the students have united as one body to comfort each other. I know I can speak for most (if not all) of the student body when I say that we believe in our school. This includes fellow students, teachers, AND administrators. The truth of the matter is that ESD is (and was found by the jury to be) a safe place for students to go and be a close-knit community. Today really showed me that. But articles and comments like this not only shed a dark light on ESD, but bring the student’s hard work and determination to uplift the community into all of the media drama that has already stomped all over our school. I want to end by saying that I am so proud that our entire school came together to literally cover the walls in ESD pride, but I am saddened by the grown men and women that can’t just move on. We’re doing it, and we’re just high school kids.

  • September 22, 2011 at 9:07 pm
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    I think that the ESD motto is now “Money Talks”.

  • September 22, 2011 at 10:28 pm
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    @Interested DAD

    Swann built one of the nicest private schools in the nation from the ground up. He’s made millions and draws in thousands of applicants each year, all wanting the same great education and experience that can hardly be rivaled anywhere else in the state, let alone in the country. What have you built? A tree house?

  • September 22, 2011 at 10:32 pm
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    @Former ESD Mother

    You think one comment represents a community of over 1400 students and faculty? And you’re what? In your 60’s? Aren’t you supposed to be wise or something?

  • September 22, 2011 at 10:39 pm
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    @proudESDeagle, wonderful heartwarming comments and very true about the caption. Keep that spirit going 🙂

    Maybe this will make it through the editor’s censorship since several others have not. I can not figure out why as they contained nothing outlandish. Suppose it could be that they might not always coincide with the editor and/or Claire’s opinions or maybe just every 5th post gets bumped??

  • September 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm
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    I was very fortunate to have had a wonderful experience at ESD. I had unbelievable teachers and made lifelong friends. I have been following this trial from the beginning. I was a student(20 years ago) and knew the math teacher and Mike Marsh. Many other students along with myself knew of inappropriate behavior between students and teachers during this time. It is not right. It does however happen at all schools. There is a very concrete perception in my immediate community here in the heart of Dallas. That perception is that ESD has a very “above it” attitude. This attitude was not present during my 13 years at St. Michaels and ESD. The simple fact that the administration is not taking any responsibility with the way they deeply mishandled the Jane Doe withdrawal is very disheartening. Not to mention the previous sexual abuse cases brought to the administrations attention that were forgotten about while Father Swann was on trial. It all comes across to the public eye as a lot of self righteousness. We are all human and make mistakes. ESD is touchable and vulnerable just like any other prep school. Own up to it and there would be at least a little forgiveness in the publics eyes. This is already a PR nightmare. I want to empathize with the ESD community but I keep getting pushed away by their own words and narcissistic attitude. Father Swann stated during the trail that if they were to do it all over again they would not change their actions. Money , power, and influence does not a school make. ESD needs to get back to the basics where character and morality used to mean something. The phrase I hear all the time is: if you write a check you can get your child into the school. Sad to say I do believe that to be true. Money talks at that school.

  • September 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm
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    IT’S ABOUT LEADERSHIP ESD!

    ESD is considered a first rate educational institution because of such outstanding teachers and coaches. And key administrators have been managing and hiring top people for years and building a truly first class campus that rivals any private school in the region. Sure, some mistakes have been made. Any school would reveal flaws under such incredible scrutiny. But there is a terrific foundation to build upon and a dedicated and superb faculty.

    That said, the school’s key asset is not one individual. It appears that one individual has emerged as a significant liability! There was a time when it was widely believed that ESD’s success was primarily based on that one person. That day passed perhaps 10 years ago.

    Today the school desperately needs new leadership – at the helm and at the board level. Their tenure has simply run the course. It appears that the headmaster has surrounded himself with his closest supporters and they are in complete denial after this stunning verdict against the school and it’s three top academic leaders.

    The public relations statements over the past 24 hours reflect a narrow, defensive, self-focused mindset on the part of key ESD board leaders. This mentality will not move the school forward and is clearly not being well received by key ESD constituents. This horrific chapter in ESD’s young history needs to be concluded as quickly as possible – for God’s sake – and for the sake of maintaining an effective teaching and learning environment.

    To continue to develop as an outstanding educational institution the ESD board should seek a “faculty- centric” educator who has a track record of success at one or more top private schools and supports educational and academic excellence – and can actually speak to those issues. Look no further than to other outstanding Dallas area schools for such examples including Hockaday, St. Mark’s, Greenhill, Ursuline, Jesuit, Cistercian, St. Alcuin, and others. Why should ESD students, parents, and alums be deprived of a vital, engaged academic leader?

    This is simply the reality few ESD board members want to admit. ESD begs for strong leadership at the helm and can certainly attract a dynamic educational leader that will revitalize the school after 37 years under the current head! Just make the tough decisions that will support ESD’s truly important assets – it’s faculty and students – and put self preservation and societal prestige aside.

    JUST DO THE RIGHT THING and move forward in a positive direction. Successful corporations and non-profits do this routinely. It just takes strong decisions by strong leaders. I hope that is possible in the midst of the current storm that, as yet, does not appear to be waning.

  • September 22, 2011 at 11:30 pm
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    Congrats ProudESDeagle. Don’t ever be ashamed of something that has had a good influence on your life. I have many friends from my time at ESD and I will always appreciate the time I spent there as a student and the time I am spending there as a parent. While many will advise the board on what it should do with it’s leaders, the students should hold their heads up high. ESD is a community that people have become to acknowledge as a high powered Private School. In reality ESD has always been a great place for educatutiion and socialization. ESD has always been that to me and will continue to do so. It can not be said enough that what the teacher did is not the norm and he should answer for his abuse of power. The students that have received great enjoyment and friendship of fellow students and admiration of many incredible teachers should not be burdened by the acts of a few. Remember your comments not only reflect your opinions which are wide and varied, but they also have an affect on the kids that want to enjoy the rest of their journey’s at a school that had one very bad apple and a few administrators with poor execution.

  • September 22, 2011 at 11:48 pm
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    I have been quite through these past 10 weeks. I have read the blog daily and the comments. Some days I had to close my browser to stop myself from lashing out at the comments that were being made about my school. ESD is my family and I will always support my school. The teachers and administration at the school supported me through some of the most difficult years of my life. When I opened up the blog today and saw this picture it brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. @ProudESDEagle, I hope that all of your work is still up for the homecoming celebration; I can’t wait to see it! I will be there, just as I have been every year since I graduated. I will sit with my friends and talk about the “old days” and reminisce on all the amazing experiences that we shared together at ESD. We will talk about our trips to wolf run, our trip to Washington DC, We will remember Mr. Cook’s bubble gum jar and Mr. Lutkin’s story of Roger Banister that we all looked forward to every third quarter. We will remember how we all cried at the pass-it-on ceremony as we realized that our 4 years were coming to an end and it was time to graduate. We will move on from this. I hope that all of you can as well.

  • September 22, 2011 at 11:55 pm
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    so, if any parent here was placed in the same situation as the doe family how would you react( since we all have so many opinions). you just find out that your 16 year old daughter has been involved in an 8 month sexual and emotional relationship with a 30 something year old teacher from her school. you are contacted by the school regarding the matter and have multiple private meetings to find a fitting solution that would in turn benifit the child. the teacher is gone and is being delt with accordingly, your child has broken the schools code of conduct and therefor is elegible to be dismissed from attendance. there is an rather simple agreement between you, your child and the school administrators that prohibit the student from publisizing the matter, face it this is an attempt at protecting the students reputation. the story would eventually go public since the teacher was facing criminal charges so the school had no real way around that so there was a focus on allowing your child to complete her schooling among her close friends with minor interuption. your child fails to stay true to her end of the agreement thus leads to the childs “forced” withdrawl or expulsion which ever you choose. from that point how do you handle it? do you realize that your child might not be as innocent as you would like to imagine and see the situation for what it is, continue persuing criminal charges towards the teacher and try to keep it quite to try and preserve whats left of your family and childs dignity.

    do you choose the route that the “doe family” chose where the case is made very obvious and public among your community. immursing your entire family into the legal system in hopes of monetary gain from your childs obvious lack of identity. In an area such as this where people search for others faults to create more worth in themselves, i hope that some would honestly think about this. i hate that the relationship ever happened between the 2 and dont doubt that Mr.Campbell is being delt with, but where really does ESD become even 60% liable? who are we to judge Father Swann and his staff for trusting a liar both Mr. Campbell and JDII, this may be a great opportunity for the school to step back and find the holes in the operation that have been created over the years. Have we not been shown grace by God by whom we are saved? before judging place yourself on the stand and be juged, no sin is greater than the other. Just like the adulturus woman in john chapter 8 who are we to cast the first stone when we cannot count ourselves sinnless either.

  • September 22, 2011 at 11:58 pm
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    @proudESDeagle, we all have alot to learn from you.

  • September 23, 2011 at 1:16 am
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    Dear ESD students, if making the signs made you feel good then why cede your power to Claire? Or, better yet, why email it to her in the first place?

    Posting it as a journalist and putting it up for discussion is what Claire does? Don’t you have a journalism class at ESD?

    It seems to me perhaps it was a “shot across the bow.” Don’t pick a fight, and if you do pick your battles wisely. That kind of sums up what went on in the entire case. The fact that you as a teenager feel like you can criticize and lecture the operators and participants on this blog is a bit off-putting. You wanna boost your moral? Volunteer with the victim’s advocates in Dallas County. Work at a soup kitchen, or pick up shifts at the Genesis thrift.

    When a person works in the media, speaking from experience, he/she receives emails, story tips, pictures, etc, often with no explanation or context. If this sign project was so important to you, why not write a simple 2 line explanation? Dan Koller, the editor of this paper posted a solicitation for positive story ideas about ESD weeks ago. In a follow up, clarified that 3 such concepts were sent in.

    The irony of ESD telling everyone to be sensitive? We could have asked the same of you for months on this and other blogs towards a sexual abuse victim.

    ESD supporters keep telling us how “exceptional” this school is. Now would be a good time to start demonstrating that on this blog.

  • September 23, 2011 at 6:49 am
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    Claire

    Your paper has maintained incredible journalistic integrity….as opposed to the DMN. Today’s article exemplifies this. Lemaster takes Swann down in tow to to the editorial board and a reporter sits in…all a violation of their professed policy. The DMN spent a small fraction of time at the trial and are lapping up this feigned repentance by a car dealer and a disgraced , Porsche driving meglomaniac priest.

    The DMN also used to be JWPrice’s lapdog. It is refreshing to see some journalistic courage on the part of your paper Claire.

    To someone else’s point above, no I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Parish and another parochial school are advertising in this paper. There is no, and has been for years, respect for ESD by it’s peers.

    This DMN stunt only affirms that perception.

  • September 23, 2011 at 7:04 am
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    @Btxps……I think that the ESD motto is now “Money Talks”

    FYI….It always has been the motto @ ESD….The Doe’s decided to use their own “motto” against them to change the culture….that is why the ESD community is so appalled.

  • September 23, 2011 at 7:44 am
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    No one has ever picked on the students or teachers at ESD. It’s not their fault that the top three administrators need to be fired. You folks need to get over yourselves and realize they screwed up making the victim leave the school. Any parent with a kid currently at ESD who doesn’t think the same thing could happen to their child if things don’t change, is a complete fool. Plain and simple.

  • September 23, 2011 at 8:03 am
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    guess my comment that was deleted was just a bit to insightful. I believe you may have control issues clair, you practice free press why dont you allow your readers to do the same.

  • September 23, 2011 at 8:13 am
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    Maybe we “fringe” parents Should unite! ESD is worth saving. The administration and board need to stop whining and take action. The PR nightmare gets worse and worse with every word they speak. Did you see the letter from president of p.a.? Give me a break, but nice try. There are those of us who see the school was wrong and want to move on and see change! It is a good school!!! Someone should start a save ESD campaign.

  • September 23, 2011 at 8:20 am
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    @proudesdeagle – Well said and spoken. With students like you, this is why ESD remains (and will remain) one of the top schools in the city. Your well thought out presentation speaks volumes for the type individual that ESD produces. Your administration let you guys down in a big way but that does not mean ESD is not still a great school made up of many great people.
    Remove the people at the top that ultimately made the mistakes (And still do not own up to them from what I hear in the ESD circles), get new leadership and then let student leaders like proudesdeagle bring the morale back up!

  • September 23, 2011 at 9:10 am
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    Do y’all expect Claire to babysit comments 24/7? She is a reporter, not and editor. She is given guidelines about which comments pass muster, and what must be redacted.

    To those insulting her for working a PHP…I’ve never met Claire, but she graduated from one of the best programs in the country. The graduates come “shovel ready,” and are in high demand. She has done and exceptional job.

    John Eagle said that when a student is expelled, someone is going to be upset. When you report on a scandal, no matter what it is, someone’s going to be upset.

    Suck it up, ESD. You are not above criminal or civil laws, and you certainly don’t control the press.

  • September 23, 2011 at 9:22 am
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    I just went back at relooked at the picture and the caption that has created all of this uproar. I do not see why ESd people are upset. I took it as a positive picture with a positive message. Claire did not say anything negative about the school or the picture. She just posed a question whose answer seemed obvious.

    The thin skin from ESD supporters over this trivial matter is what is getting them a bad rep. You all need to take a deep breath and regroup.

  • September 23, 2011 at 9:49 am
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    whos to judge,

    I agree 100%.

    Although it’s difficult to judge just from the posted information, it does seem that ESD didn’t have the opportunity to clearly outline the specifics that led to the dismissal of JDII in the trial. If your outline is representative, then the jury made its decision based upon incomplete information. I guess this is where the appeal will be directed.

  • September 23, 2011 at 10:03 am
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    Trial watcher: I didn’t say that one comment represents the entire ESD community, nor did I imply that. I said that arrogant comments give ESD a bad name, and they do. I was at ESD. I know tons of wonderful ESD families. I have always stated that, if you have read any of my previous comments. And yes I am older and wiser but not in my 60’s! Thanks!

  • September 23, 2011 at 10:51 am
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    john 8

  • September 23, 2011 at 11:16 am
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    @cada
    claire left so much of the trial out of her blog posts. all she wrote about was the negative things said about esd. she did not do a good job in reporting about this trial and i am appalled by her statement under this picture. GO ESD! you should never be able to work on a newspaper or report on any issue every again claire. i am serious.

  • September 23, 2011 at 11:21 am
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    @whos to judge,
    The jury is to judge and they found ESD guilty.

  • September 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm
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    @esdalum3

    Your “Go ESD” chant is so inappropriate that it is mind boggling. This was not a football game. It was a trial that resulted from the sexual assault of a student by a teacher and the ill advised decision of ESD to force the victim to withdraw from ESD.

    I understand that you have school spirit and am not taking issue with that. You can love the doer and hate the deed. Continue to love ESD but open your eyes and realize that even ESD can mistakes. And some mistakes have legal consequences.

  • September 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm
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    @esdalum3
    Please provide us with specific examples of Claire’s ommissions from trial and tell us how each of her daily posts should have been different. Did you even attend trial for a single day? Im guessing not.

  • September 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm
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    Claire – I’m curious about the D Magazine article – and if the family cooperated or all of the intimate info. was obtained from Court records. Would give the ending an interesting perspective. No doubt EDS bungled after the affair was discovered. However I find it very telling the parents waited to so long to file criminal charges — putting the civil case first– which is what a good P/I attorney would tell you to do. My prediction is the family is looking to take it to the next level of publicity – book, TV movie or whatever – because it will probably be more lucrative than the Court case – which will now be mired in the appeals process. I just hope in all of this someone is looking out for Jane Doe —

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      @Auntie Cairo, The family did not speak to me for the article. All the information I have is from sitting in court every day it’s been in session.

  • September 23, 2011 at 1:35 pm
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    A negative story sells alot better than a positive one. All one needs to do is look at the headline “esd found liable in sex case “. Even though they were only found liable in the way they handled her dissmisal. We all need to make a name for ourselves and in journalism and reporting doing it at the expense of an institution is a time proven method, just look at Dale Hanson he’s still living off of the story he broke on SMU over thirty years ago. Put these articles in the portfolio Claire and climb the ladder to a real newspaper

  • September 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm
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    Claire you are impressive and I am certain you have an amazing career ahead of you wherever it is you want to write and report. Thank you and great job.

  • September 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm
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    ESD folks. You all sound like a bunch of sore losers. Get over it, and move on.

  • September 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm
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    Former ESD Parent and [email protected] has stated the situation/facts best of any writer on this blog. A vital and engaged headmaster is critically important and ESD has lacked this for many years. I’m actually surprised that Fr Swann would want the liability that comes with the job of headmaster, given that he is not involved in the intimate, day to day business of the school.

    The hand picked Board of Directors…..obviously another problem. Croneyism didn’t work so well for Enron or the Catholic Church, and now we can see the results of this at ESD. The school has to have a board with the power for real oversight. What’s the point of a bunch of “suits” nodding their heads in unison?

  • September 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm
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    @ trialwatcher- please start that website! It is so disheartening to think real change is not going to happen. I am not sure what option the many parents who agree have right. I didn’t remember getting a survey from john eagle asking me if I supported his decision making.

  • September 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm
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    @ProudESDeagle, thank you so much for your articulate post. I’ve been watching the mudslinging from thousands of miles away, where the only info available has been the salacious trial details but nothing about the climate on campus. As sad as I am for my school and for the victim, it’s so great to know that ESD is coming together. Y’all will persevere like Roger Bannister during lap 3. 🙂 You’ve made me a proud alum! Thanks!

  • September 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm
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    Ugh… These nasty, better-than-you comments by the loudest of Your ESD-types keep proving over and over that the school has been breeding brats for the last 20 years. Please, anyone reading, must realize that these guys aren’t really what Dallasites are like (for the most part). Most nouveau riche (that’s french – GIY!) families in Dallas manage to develop some class and humility along the way. I’m sorry it happened, too. Now apologize profusely, and get over it!

  • September 23, 2011 at 6:04 pm
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    @cada
    yes i actually went to the trial on multiple days. so i think i do know what I’m talking about. if you were there as well you would see.
    @cannot stay quiet
    i get what you’re saying about it not being a football game but the girl wasn’t sexually assaulted and she wasn’t a victim. the relationship went on for a good eight months and she knew what she was getting herself into.
    yea i know saying this will result in many people who have nothing else better to do saying “you are wrong esdalum3! she was a victim and it is disgraceful what people are like at esd!” well go right ahead. you don’t know me you don’t know esd and you don’t know jane doe. CYAAA

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