If the Arizona State Legislature continues as they have so far this session, then the countdown has begun for the collapse of TUSD that will culminate almost exactly with the end of TUSD superintendent HT Sanchez’s term next summer. The deadly bullet may be SB1120, sponsored by Tucson-area Republican Mark Finchem from Oro Valley, that seeks to slowly eliminate all desegregation funding for TUSD which is currently about $64 million per year. This bill is on the agenda today at the Arizona legislature.
Last week the lame duck state superintendent John Huppenthal made his last act in office to ban the new “culturally relevant” course (CRC) in Tucson’s largest school district, TUSD.
The new state superintendent Diane Douglas made one of her first actions to meet with the TUSD superintendent HT Sanchez to discuss the status of Huppenthal’s ruling, which set off a 60 day period for TUSD to get into compliance or else risk losing 10% of its budget.
Dennis Gilman has released his most recent video documenting the “State of Hate” address during Jan Brewer’s speech this past Monday at the State Capitol.
The term of hate is not just loosely used. Citizens for a Better Arizona give at least five specific examples of the pure hatred emanating from Arizona leaders today, from Jan Brewer to Tom Horne and both of their attacks on DREAMers, to Sheriff Arpaio and his blatant disregard for the US Constitution as he racially profiles brown-skinned people and takes the federal jurisdiction of immigration as his own.