We wrote about this two years ago... and explored the option of White Flight from TUSD. The correlation is amazing.
I don't think it is necessary to compare to other districts. The fact is the board members such as Kristel Foster said they wanted all the money to go to teachers and they told everyone to vote for 123 for that reason... then they only spend less than 30% of that money on teachers.
It's really that simple. They deceived us all.
The Demographics were looked at... The current USP is just 2 years old and has CURRENT data, and Adelita herself signed off on it!
SQUIRREL! That's their tactic as they continue to spend Deseg Money while TUSD neglects Magnet Schools.
All you need to do is define your metrics and it doesn't matter what anyone says.
How is TUSD moving in the right direction? Enrollment? More money? No more racism and segregation? Getting off the Deseg Order? HT wants a data-driven approach, so what data is everyone looking at?
This takes educational coverage by the Tucson Weekly up a few levels of magnitude, instead of the lazy coverage this past year that seems to just regurgitate what friends give them to write and passing that off as unbiased journalism.
Luckily you are a blogger, and allowed to be opinionated :)
Looking forward to your columns Safier!
A video with excerpts of the TUSD board meeting can be found at:
What part of ILLEGAL is ILLEGAL does TUSD not understand... and how ironic that it takes ILLEGAL meetings to attack the Latino community, from killing MAS to closing our schools.
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