Category Archives: Oped

16 Jun
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Mark Stegeman: Changing TUSD Board Will Help Solve Problems

Governing Board Changes Will Help Solve TUSD’s Problems Source – Arizona Daily Star On the last night of Tucson High Magnet School’s theater season, I saw nationally honored drama teacher Art Almquist draw amazing performances from high school students. TUSD has many such extraordinary programs ...

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11 Jan
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Mark Stegeman: TUSD’s desegregation strategy is counterproductive

Source – Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star columnist Tim Steller wrote accurately on Nov. 11 and Dec. 23 about the Tucson Unified School District’s mismanagement of its 40-year-old desegregation case, especially the recent fiasco surrounding magnet program funding. The ...

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15 Oct
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Mark Stegeman: A Case for Immunization

Guest Opinion A Case for Immunizations By Mark Stegeman and Eve Shapiro Source – Tucson Weekly The resurgence of preventable childhood diseases, especially measles and pertussis, creates dilemmas for families and for school boards. Arizona is among the minority of states ...

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02 Nov
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Students should advance from grade to grade only if they’re ready

Students should advance from grade to grade only if they’re ready “Social promotion,” in education, refers to passing students from grade to grade with little regard for their academic performance. President Bill Clinton wrote in 1998, “If we are going ...

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11 Jun
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TUSD board listens to constituents, provides reasonable public access

A May 16 Star editorial (“TUSD board right to add another call to audience”) criticized my vote on the Tucson Unified School Districfs policy concerning audience calls, but the editorial presented only one side of the issue. The editorial’s claim ...

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13 Apr
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TUSD still faces many challenges, but progress is being made

Mark Stegeman Special To The Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 12:00 am After 16 months on the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board, I recommend the job to anyone who feels that life is getting stale. ...

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13 Apr
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TUSD needs community support, balanced ethics studies

Mark Stegeman Special To The Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 12:00 am Arizona’s ethnic studies law sets vague limits on curriculum content and gives arbitrary enforcement power to one official, the state schools superintendent. I support ...

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