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Crackin' the books: Audit fever grips, distracts TUSD

Run numbers sooner rather than later but remember the real K-12 cash crisis

Arizona ranks 49th in per-pupil spending and no audit can solve what the Legislature won't fix. But by all means let's talk audits at Tucson Unified School District.
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May 3, 2015, 9:31 pm
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Actually, $10 million is a lot. That averages to more than $100,000 per school. If you do not think that would make a huge difference then you have not spent enough time in the schools or spent enough time talking to teachers.

The TUSD board unfortunately does not have a vote in the legislature. Our job is to do the best we can with what we have, which is not occurring. Some part of the public apparently agrees, as we continue to lose 800-1,000 students per year even as the economy gradually recovers. If the board’s blanket excuse for every budget problem is “It’s not our fault,” then the public needs to decide for how many more years it will accept that.

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