From The Dallas Morning News: The Dallas Independent School District is constructing schools at breakneck speed and plans to open 14 campuses in the coming years. But since a $1.3 billion bond package approved in 2008, much has changed. The economy has taken a beating of historical proportions, new housing construction has all but halted, and the legislature is expected to slash education funding. Despite those conditions, officials say they are plowing ahead with their plans. They say the campuses are needed to relieve school crowding; construction costs are down; and the work created by the program is keeping thousands of people employed.