When I first started working at Pima Community College I was supposedly entering into an era of fear. The former chancellor was still in charge and as a blogger everyone warned me to be careful.
Below there is a link to the article in which HT Sanchez, TUSD Superintendent provided quotes which were saturated with misinformation. I recently wrote a response to the article in the form of a guest opinion [below] which I submitted to the Arizona Daily Star. It was rejected because, as I was informed, too much of the opinion pointed to the Superintendent, which bewilders me. When the head of an institution provides information which is incorrect and the information is foundational to a policy and program recommendation he is making- certainly the errors should be pointed out. I believe that the public should be informed about Dr. Sanchez’ errors. I am hopeful that your publication will print the opinion.
After taking a brief vacation from blogging and trying to give TUSD a fresh new start, the hope diminished quickly as several teachers contacted me about not being paid this past payday.
KGUN9 had an investigative report on the obscene amount of money that the TUSD board is giving to its superintendent, making him the highest paid superintendent in Arizona and now a member of the elite 1%. Sadly that money comes from dwindling education dollars that deduct from schools and students while more must be given to feed the Cult of the Executive.
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.