Well, you certainly are showing your bias with this op/ed. Stegeman and Sedgwick whom you so glibly disparage were the driving force behind Sanchez' ouster which is a good thing. They are two reform minded board members who are intelligent and issue driven. The fact that you do not criticize the board members who wanted to make the whole thing about personalities starting with the election last fall tells the story. As a retired TUSD teacher who has seen a parade of superintendents come and go, each one worse than their predecessor I think maybe it's time that the board listens to Mark Stegeman and does a thorough candidate search and review. The problems with Sanchez could have been prevented it the board hadn't done such a cursory review of him in the first place.
I don't know Ms. Cox but her statement looks to me like it could be interpreted to support MAS. To say that Mark Stegeman "was instrumental in dismantling" the MAS program is very misleading, because it was the state legislature that was responsible for that. TUSD was given the choice of ending it or losing 10% of their state revenue. They didn't have a choice. It's because of the political hackery of people like Jorgensen that I am registered as an independent. I know Mark Stegeman from when I worked for TUSD as a teacher and he helped me and a group of parents out on an issue that we had with the 1010 administration. It appalls me to see the local politics become every bit as much a mudslinging contest as the national election.
Juarez and Foster just rubber stamp all of Grijalva's agenda. The superintendent has a higher salary than the President of the United States while 301 money, the .6% sales tax increase that voters approved and was supposed to go to teachers, is being used to balance TUSD's budget so that teachers are leaving in droves, the district's support for classroom discipline is non-existent and Grijalva hired her mother-in-law as a principal. Before I retired from TUSD I had an issue with the administration at 1010 that I and some parents took to Mark Stegeman. He helped us to get it resolved and I have since seen him in action enough to know that he sincerely cares about the quality of education at TUSD and is trying to improve it but is constantly blocked by the ruling triad. The board's decisions are made by three people and electing Betts Putnam-Hidalgo without replacing two of them will just mean subjecting her to an impossible task.
This is a very poorly written report on the Sanders speech and campaign. The writer's conclusion that the "voters are against him" is not supported by the article. It seems to be the opinion of the author but we are left to speculate on how it was arrived at.
The concept of a "regulated monopoly" is outmoded at best. Especially when the regulators are indebted to the companies they regulate for campaign contributions. Since we say we are capitalists and believe in competition we should follow the lead of Germany where electric power is now deregulated and consumers have the choice of several electricity providers, that they can switch to whenever they want. This could be part of the reason that a country that gets less than 10% of the sunlight that we do has a much higher rate of home solar power.
Gee whiz! Another Republican trying to suppress the vote. How is that news? The Republican Party has disenfranchised millions of Americans throughout the country with their various schemes to keep people that they don't like from voting. Those 40,000 missing registrations in Georgia come to mind but that's just a drop in the bucket compared to the numbers of people who have been kicked off the voting rolls in states like Florida especially.
Don't blame McSally though ... The Koch brothers aren't paying her to lose. Her only option is to win by hook or by crook.
Buh bye Frank. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. I think Mississippi or maybe Louisiana would suit your 18th century agenda.
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