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TUSD Sup't Pedicone announces resignation

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John Pedicone, the superintendent of the Tucson Unified School District, announced his resignation Wednesday. Pedicone, who has led the district since 2010, has faced criticism for his handling of the state's challenge to TUSD's ethnic studies program, and opposition to school closures and other measures proposed to fill a budget hole.
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Mar 20, 2013, 11:54 am
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Hmmmm. Very interesting.

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Mar 20, 2013, 11:56 am
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StarNet doesn’t have the story yet, way to go Dylan!

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Mar 20, 2013, 12:30 pm
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John has always said he needed “full Board consensus.”  No surprise that he’s decided life is too short to continue to try to push “A Mountain” up to Mount Lemmon. TUSD is lucky to have had John for as long as it did.

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Mar 20, 2013, 1:52 pm
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Concerned that this will create some turmoil in the district as some jockey for position and factions align to push agendas. If the board allows outsiders to influence them too much, this will be an ugly process.

Kudos to breaking the story, Dylan

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Mar 20, 2013, 3:45 pm
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I don’t blame the guy at all. As a previous poster opined, life is too short. This guy’s job was a constant battle with stupid shit from a board that didn’t fully support him or what he was trying to do. If I were in his spot, I would have quit, too, writing the situation off as hopeless.

I will say this to anyone who will listen to me…TUSD has far outgrown its ability to control itself. It is long past time for them to break up into several smaller, more manageable districts. I seriously can’t understand why this hasn’t happened yet, or why there’s anyone in the world who wouldn’t think that’s a good idea under these circumstances.

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Mar 21, 2013, 10:30 am
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Is NOW the time to break up TUSD into 2 or 3 smaller districts? YES!

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