No one hates ALL charter schools. The problem is in Arizona charter schools are being used to destroy public education. The state funds charter schools at a higher rate, they have stripped the flesh of funding for public education to a skeletal condition and the incentives they offer to increase funding benefit charters, who are able to pick and choose students, over public schools who take everyone. The state of Arizona wants to privatize education and make it a growth industry which would be a disaster.
He's doing to Ms. Chenal what he did to Arizona public education.
Jamie, one of the worst decisions ever made in TUSD was to centralize the control of heating and cooling. In other words it can't be controlled by the individual schools. It has resulted in schools with rooms that are freezing cold right next to rooms that will blister your skin with heat. In order to shut down the AC at a school it must be done from a central location and someone must order that to happen. Hopefully that someone will realize that in order to begin saving money those school systems must be shut down. Of course if it was controlled in the individuals schools the custodian could have done it when he left on the last Friday, assuming of course he was one of those custodians who was willing to help because he knew what his fate was in the future of TUSD.
The incidence of rational thought occurring in Trent Frank's mind before his mouth begins to speak is very low.
Mari, missing pronouns notwithstanding, there is one more question that must be asked, "With a wife that was just appointed as a principal in Texas and two small children to uproot, and knowing the microscope that TUSD operates under on a daily basis, why do you want this job?"
Somebody makes money on this one and you can bet it's not the retiree!
This is dirty job and no one wants it. But the simple fact remains due to declining enrollment, draconian budget cuts and the failure of 204 (which was actually a loss of revenue already being collected and not a new tax) we basically have no choice but to become leaner by closing schools. I had made a list of eight elementary schools I expected to see close after the first days enrollment data was in, and while I was only right on about half of my choices, I take no pride in even being right half the time. I went through a school closure and any school having to shutter it's doors is a tragedy for those students, their parents and the staff.
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