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Backers of the effort to remake the Dallas school system on Thursday turned in more than enough signatures to force the school board to act on the home-rule effort. Here’s a look at the hurdles ahead.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

A day before the Dallas City Council dives into the “home-rule” debate over remaking the city’s school system, supporters  issued their first four concrete recommendations today. And a key opponent announced an organizing meeting, in part to show that the opposition is multiracial.

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Thirty community activists and teacher representatives rallied against the home-rule effort, which could change the way Dallas schools are run. Opponents to a new charter -- freed from some state rules -- could violate rules of democracy.

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Backers of an effort to free Dallas schools from some state regulations took their home-rule charter campaign to three spots around town last night. Doubters in Pleasant Grove voiced their concerns, but so did some supporters.