Dear supporters, correspondents, and the Tucson community, Many of you already know that I will run for a third term on the TUSD board. My primary concern, when first joining the board, was that many high school graduates entering ...
I joined the TUSD Board seven years ago, because of my concern for the inadequate preparation of many students entering the University of Arizona. I have promoted, often against strong resistance, many of the changes which are creating the foundation for TUSD's future success. It is critical to increase transparency and accountability, to build on existing strengths, and to make achievement for all students the top priority. I am committed to restoring TUSD’s historical position as one of Arizona’s best districts.
My management experience in the private sector and position as a professor of economics in the Eller College of Management give me the expertise to help TUSD compete. My procurement initiatives have saved TUSD millions of dollars without reducing benefits or services.
Our students’ and our nation’s future depends on restoring the strength of American public education. Please help me to keep the momentum for change in TUSD.