Good job, What Again, you figured it out. Sanchez is the Grijalva's quid pro quo gift to the privatizing powers-that-be in Phoenix. Ducey should pick up the phone and give Huppenthal a call to tell him he's showing their hand. The Grijalvas want the gravy train to continue and the privatizing state level government wants someone to mismanage the second largest public school district in the state in precisely the way Sanchez is mismanaging it, picking fights with the desegregation authority, applying Title 1 funds in ways that benefit the affluent rather than the poor, outsourcing substitute teacher labor, collaborating with Lisa Graham Keegan on a plan to destroy credentialing requirements for public school teachers, etc., ad nauseam.
Heads up, Huppenthal. It's not just disgruntled contractors that want new leadership. It's every WELL-INFORMED parent in the district, most teachers who have seen the inside of these mismanaged schools during the last 3 and 1/2 years, and every policy analyst / education advocate independent of the local political machine who has been tracking the district's sad affairs. Better leadership is possible, and it's what the voters in this democratically controlled district have asked for. Let's hope it's what they will get.
That's great news kduryee. Increase the outbound rate by a couple times more and these illegals will be outta here in no time! Another great reason for the Wall!
What no one seems to know or remember is that more Mexicans are leaving the United States than are crossing our border, legally or illegally. The rate of Mexican immigration into the US is less than zero. We don't need a wall, we need to grow up and do research for ourselves and utilize logic and critical thinking. That means spending more money on education, not on walls. The Pew Research Center is as respectable and non-partisan as they come; here's their report on Mexican immigration:
Why are you being so naive? The Grijalva's have owned the district for the last twenty years. There is no room for a cohesive atmosphere. H.T. is simply the tool of the Grijalva's to run the system and that 300 million dollars exactly as they tell him to. H.T. is a documented bigot and serial liar.
By all measures TUSD is a total failure. Thousands and thousands of students have spoken with their feet. Wake up to the corruption, or are you part of it?
Disruption is very seldom a source of positive change. Having a vision for the future and creating a cohesive atmosphere where everyone feels respected and energized towards that future so that they work a solid 8 hours is all it takes is what really achieves progress.
This is what their vision and mission should be: To provide every student an unbelievably great education.
TUSD believe it or not, has slightly above average academic gains and a slightly better than average measured relationship with parents. They have a foundation to build on towards creating great schools.
Nothing will be achieved by the disruption of replacing superintendents, nothing at all, except for the loss of a couple of years of progress as you regroup and develop a new group of aggrieved parties.
Look at what is really happening. TUSD has an annual budget of over $300 million dollars. So every special interest group that feels victimized that they didn't get their fair share of the loot wants someone else in charge so that they get another bite at the apple. They are quite explicit about this, its just about the loot - one very particularly vociferous commentator made a list that I haven't seen funded in even the most gold plated districts in the nation.
A few express grievances about policy but anybody who has been around policy in large organizations knows that everyone can end up feeling powerless at the slow rate of change. Expressing power by firing a superintendent won't change that and likely won't change policy.
So, quit whining, go listen to some other parents and try to help them instead of trying to help yourself.
"I'll tell you what. Come around some time when you actually have something intelligent to say"
Irony just keeled over dead in its tracks...
"Now I'll ask another excruciatingly dumb question that is so pointless, that everyone summarily ignores me. And when they do, I'll declare victory and pat myself on the back for being so S-M-R-T!"
Keep to 70 Words. Not 73. You can easily cut more than 3. Good enough though.
That is so weak firstname.lastname@example.org. Putting lipstick on the pig that is TUSD is not going to help it. It will only further camouflage that rot that has been baked in the last 20 years.
Disruption and drama is the only way change will come.
All this disruption and drama isn't positive for the district. Ms Sedgwick's comments about the Superintendent's visits to schools is instructive, but insufficient. This needs to be handled behind closed doors, there needs to be an expectation that the Superintendent will spend one day in five out in schools and in classrooms and in the school parking lot greeting parents. These personal touches are critical for creating the sense of community that is needed for improvement.
Ms Sedgwick should go out with the Superintendent on a day tour starting with a school parking lot in the morning - in the most extreme poverty neighborhood. A sense of community starts at the School Board.
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