Thursday, April 03, 2008

Eckstrom right to fight TUSD on school closure plan

Former Pima County Supervisor Dan Eckstrom

TUCSON -- As a pro-education family man with a daughter in TUSD, I appreciate Dan Eckstrom and other leaders fighting to keep neighborhood schools like Ochoa elementary open.

Ochoa is an important school for kids in my south side neighborhood, and it should be kept open. Instead of closing neighborhood schools and increasing class size, TUSD should cut waste from administrative bureaucracy and non-educational programs.

Our future depends on the Arizona Legislature acting more responsibly to better fund public schools.

1 comment:

David Safier said...

Yes, let's keep the schools open, by funding education at a level that allows us to educate our children. I understand why parents fight to keep their schools open, but these battles will continue to be lost without the necessary funding.