The majority on the TUSD Board must be broken up and replaced with independent thinkers. There are several qualified candidates. None of the incumbents should be re-elected.
Too old. He's always said stupid stuff. Remember "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran? " He also shamelessly and cynically brought stupid people, like Sarah Palin, into national politics. People don't improve w/ age in their 80's. Anyone who has taken care of elderly relatives knows this.
Anyone who's paying attention to the ongoing controversies, should see that the incumbents cannot provide adequate oversight over the HT Sanchez administration. HT's employment is dependent on the current board majority, so he is doing everything in his power to keep them elected. He even spent over $1600 (of our tax dollars) for a half page ad in the AZ Daily Star to counter an unflattering essay, written by Tim Steller, about how the district handled 301 monies. Our kids deserve TUSD's focus to be on them. Their education, their needs, their good outcomes. None of this can occur under the current board majority or with HT Sanchez at the helm.
I'm surprised that no one mentioned that salaries were essentially frozen for about 8 years in TUSD. No one moved a step. No one got a pay raise. So a teacher, with 20 yrs experience, may only be on step 12. At Step 10, an experienced teacher finally breaks $40,000. Like gcb1 mentioned, salary stagnation not only affects the here and now, it affects your pension. I notice the new TUSD salary schedule actually has 81 steps. Hilarious! Anyone on step 80 or 81, please reveal yourselves. Here is the TUSD salary schedule, pp. 72-73 http://tusd1.org/contents/employment/Docum…
It might have been OK to stiff teachers (not really), but it certainly was not OK to give an inexperienced Supt, with a touch of narcissism, a salary higher than the President of the United States. Vote out the incumbents.
The Board does need to change. Diversity of ideas is a good thing. HT, Cam, Kristel, and Adelita only seem to have one collective idea among them, and somehow it always seems to benefit HT.
People should never judge other school districts against TUSD. TUSD is an anomoly, and quite a negative example to be sure. After all the blah, blah, blah, where are all these fabulous charters that have erased the achievement gap, supposedly the reason for their existence? Any student with parental support can get a great education in any public school.
"The public is only dimly aware of the reform movement’s privatization agenda. The deceptive rhetoric of the privatization movement masks its underlying goal to replace public education with a system in which public funds are withdrawn from public oversight to subsidize privately managed charter schools, voucher schools, online academies, for- profit schools, and other private vendors."-Bill Moyers
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