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COGS on SUSD

This analysis comes to ScottsdaleTrails courtesy of the Coalition of Greater Scottsdale. While I have disagreed (sometimes vigorously) with COGS, and in particular the author (former city council candidate Copper Phillips), this appears to be a well-crafted perspective on the current problems within SUSD. However, in my humble opinion, the fourth bullet–declining enrollment–is the most […]

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SUSD: Just One Meeting

As former Scottsdale City councilman Bob Littlefield has often said, If you want to see what’s wrong with government, just attend one city council meeting. After having researched Scottsdale Unified School district extensively for some time, combing through¬†meeting minutes and agendas, statutes, policies, attorney general opinions, etc., I finally attended my first SUSD governing board […]

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SUSD: A Charter School for Tonalea?

Let me state emphatically that I’m not a big fan of the way the charter school model has been implemented in Arizona, and the havoc that implementation has wreaked upon our public schools. Having taxpayer-owned real estate and¬†infrastructure in-place is one of the last competitive advantages that our taxpayer-owned public school districts have over charter […]

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