On June 19th, 2015, TUSD board president Adelita Grijalva was interviewed on the Bill Buckmaster Show. She was asked multiple times about her campaign finance report from last year’s election which she failed to file and that was now over 6 months due.
Attached below is a constituent letter from Mark Stegeman. The significance of what is taking place requires self-reflection: If the Democrats were in the minority and these type of transparency and money issues were taking place in Tucson’s largest school district that is over 60% Latino, the entire Pima Dems would be in an uproar. Perhaps Koch and brothers have discovered that the best way to get their anti-education agenda done is to get Latino Democrats in charge who will raid the dwindling dollars that remain for the creation of Tucson’s own elite class?
Last night the TUSD school board approved a pay raise for its teachers of $500 a year, and a pay raise of 24% to its Supreme Leader HT Sanchez. Suppose there are 21 pay periods for this school year, not including the summers for the teachers. Then this amounts to about a $24 increase per paycheck.
To: 10th Open Letter to the Community
Date: June 22, 2015
From: Whistleblowers- Comprised of Extremely Concerned TUSD Administrators, Teachers and Parents
Subject: TUSD; Got Ethics?
Right after the infamous SB1070 was passed in Arizona back in 2010, a month later HB2281 – The Ethnic Studies Ban bill – was passed. In order to rile up the right-wing irrational fear, the first provision of the bill says that no class can be taught in Arizona that “promotes the overthrow of the US government.”