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Re: “The Smearing of Mark Stegeman, TUSD Board Candidate

You have pretty thin skin. I have not attacked anyone in this thread. You're trying to hold Stegeman's feet to the fire when he's in the minority on many consequential board decisions. You're asking the wrong person. Get over your hurt feelings.

TUSD isn't just about Rincon and UHS. The problems are much larger. And if these are schools your children go to, which is why you're harping on them, you can shove the issue up your behind. This race is far bigger than UHS and Rincon.

You stupidly said (now that's an attack on your words, not you) that TUSD graduates entering high education unprepared is irrelevant once it's been "conveyed." Thankfully, you're not making any important decisions. You're too thin skinned and narrowly focused on one issue for any position of authority.

Stegeman: this person is the dreaded one-issue voter. Who cares that TUSD is cooking the books with 301 money. Who cares that test scores are abysmal or that enrollment has been decreasing. He or she just cares about UHS/Rincon.

Don't you love people like this? The house is on fire but he or she wants to check to see if the mail was delivered.

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Posted by TucsonObserver on 11/06/2016 at 12:39 PM

Re: “The Smearing of Mark Stegeman, TUSD Board Candidate

"Why should Stegeman not": I see many words but no substance. People like you are equally part of the problem as Sanchez is. You posted that TUSD not preparing its graduates for higher education isn't a TUSD problem and that this lack of preparedness is the college's problem. NONSENSE!

You call yourself defending children when in reality you're enabling bad parenting and a failing school district by not placing the blame where it belongs: the community, the school district and bad/absent parenting.

(I didn't say anything or allude to UHS/Rincon.)

Your viewpoints are laughable. Stegeman is in the minority on the Governing Board of a sinking, failing school district yet you find the time to go after him. For all intents and purposes, his wings have been clipped. Again, he's in the minority on most board decisions. If you don't like the direction the district is heading (who does?) why not talk with Grijalva, Sanchez, Juarez and Foster?

Did you know that on KVOA's Facebook page there were more responses from the community to Cholla HS's dirty lockerrooms than there were about the (potential) pay-for-play scandal with ESI and Juarez/Foster? The community has more interest in dilapidated bathroom stalls than board members receiving kickbacks from contractors.

You're a sad enabler. But, please join the community, Sanchez, Grijalva, Foster, Juarez and the absent community in its quest towards bringing up closer to charter schools for all students. That's the next step.

5 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by TucsonObserver on 11/06/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “The Smearing of Mark Stegeman, TUSD Board Candidate

Stegeman: please don't respond to "Yet another reply to Mark Stegeman." People like this "contributor" will make me a Republican. To them someone is always at fault except the people who should be taking responsibility. Minority students are dropping out at higher rates than whites. The answer isn't to look at why this is the case with the students, be it taking parental responsibilities at home despite being minors, lack of discipline at home, disrespecting teachers and school administration in the application of consequences for bad behavior, etc. No, you can't blame bad parents; "culturally-relevant courses" is the cure all to the disastrous effects of single-motherhood and other crimes parents (more like sperm and egg donors) commit. In the real world, guess what: college is going to be full of courses that are NOT "culturally-relevant" and interesting and students are probably going to have to go to boring meetings when they get jobs as adults. In short: these "advocates" for students are just blame shifters who are destroying the community one child at a time.

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Posted by TucsonObserver on 11/06/2016 at 4:44 AM

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