Wednesday revealed the wedding of our different local governments working together to the detriment of Latino students.
It begins with revelations that the Pied Piper HT Sanchez has indeed been leading the district towards a cliff, but his disciples Adelita Grijalva, Cam Juarez and Kristel Foster were so enamored by him that they were blind to the path they were on.
Every meeting a retired teacher warns them of the budget and policy problems, and all she gets is yelled at by board members such as Juarez.
The cliff here is yet another $15 million hole in the budget, something that HT never though to reveal to the board and that took the former CFO to basically be a whistleblower on the reality of TUSD finances. This comes at a time when HT has hired and created more administrators and is promising raises to all teachers.
Enjoy the raise because your school may be closed next year?
In just the first minute of the video above you can see board president Adelita Grijalva nervous as heck as she reveals that indeed, TUSD is in trouble.
She has already presided over thousands and thousands of students leaving the district, and still the Democrats blindly support her also.
Well, kinda. It turns out that many in the unions did not want to endorse her this time around, but it took her daddy to step in from Washington to force them to do so and give their official endorsement.
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Grijalva wants us not to make a $15 million disaster on her watch an election issue? That is plain out asking us to be blind to the truth. The emperor has no clothes but look at that gold robe he is wearing; TUSD ain’t got no money woes!
But yet, spending more money for cops in schools
When state superintendent John Huppenthal told TUSD to ban MAS they listened. When he told the current board to keep it banned or lose $15 million they listened.
When Huppenthal offered them money to put cops into barrio schools, further militarizing education and supporting the school to prison pipeline the new board was only too happy to obey their master!
Only one board candidate raised the issue of immigration enforcement at the schools by these police officers and that is Betts Putnam-Hidalgo.
Now the only Latina on the city council is mad at the police for not ensuring that immigration enforcement will not be part of their job inside TUSD schools.
Councilwoman Regina Romero blasted the city attorney and police chief Tuesday night, accusing them of defying council orders by failing to include a provision in the agreement explicitly forbidding police officers to ask students about their immigration status under any circumstance.
Romero said the council was clear on that point when it voted in July to add school resource officers — which the city didn’t have at the time — to a city policy limiting when police can ask anyone about their immigration status.
The best way for the police to get back in Romero’s good graces might be for them to amp up their investigation for her stolen desktop from her office. The ninja that broke in set off no alarms and left no clues behind in a government office that has a security system and protocol that put Ward 1 employees at risk.
If Chief Villaseñor can find her laptop that would ensure that cops really can do their job in Tucson, which should not be having police check student immigration status in TUSD schools.