The facts are the facts- most students from Catalina Foothills go to college, and most from the southside do not. Yes, parental and environmental factors are critical- that's obvious. But so is the school. In my vast experience with Tucson schools (as a sub and full-time teacher), I stand by every word of this article as the truth.
Do people enjoy being reminded of how far behind they are? Of course not. I understand some of the resentment (although getting mad at me won't solve anything- let's get those angered kids to the LIBRARY where they can actually make some progress!).
I challenge anyone reading this to inspect the issue for themselves. Stop by a few classrooms at a southside middle or high school; then swing by Orange grove or Catalina Foothills.
You will be able to confirm what I wrote over 2 years ago.
It's good to be alive!
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