After watching the vote in the video (video=proof) above, it is CLEAR that 3 of the 5 board members do not want TUSD to object to the return of MAS.
Yet, TUSD legal via the Deconcini law firm with Pedicone’s apparent approval, which makes millions off of these lawsuits involving minorities, is telling the board to STFU and that their vote, and more importantly their clear INTENT, doesn’t matter.
The Arizona Daily Star hits the nail on the head with the cause of the conflict, and that is the Pedicone Administration:
An attempt by the TUSD Governing Board to support the creation of new culturally relevant courses [CRC] ended Tuesday night in confusion and with the district administration still objecting to those types of classes.
TUSD board has a majority vote saying not to object to return of MAS/CRC, and TUSD is still going ahead… how can that be? It is the TUSD board that has the power, not Pedicone or Deconcini!
If it was up to me, on January 8th, 2013, I would vote to immediately fire Pedicone and the Deconcini law firm from representing TUSD. But they both have huge power over Democrats, and it is Democrats that run this district, and their will be done, even if it hurts Latinos.
We will find out on January 8th how much courage the new board has in speaking “truth to power.”