Arizona Schools Blame Game Continues.
When will somebody take responsibility for Arizona’s public school crisis?
Arizona public schools are underfunded. We faced the primary funding issues during the 2008 financial crisis and never corrected back to pre-2008 levels. Today, we hear over and over that nothing can get done because of the other side. It is about time someone takes responsibility for our schools’ issues instead of playing the perpetual blame game.
To the elected officials serving on, or running to remain on our public school boards, it is time to stop playing the blame game. Stop blaming everyone else (Republicans) and start shouting out loud and often, who, on the other side, is hindering the school system.
The never-ending silence will not fix anything. Run the other side under the bus by your words and deeds. Elected officials on both sides share in the blame for our school system failures. Ineffective elected officials do not make influential school board members.
The status quo has got to go.
To private citizens running for a school board position; Stop relying on the same failed practices of ineffective elected officials. The solutions to fix the system will not be found by merely blaming the other side. If this is all you can come up with, you do not have a clear, precise vision of the responsibilities of a school board member.
If running for school board is a springboard for your future political career, then you need to run on your ideas for solutions and not use recycled failed playbooks of those who have caused the problems. Stop playing, follow the leader. Your so-called “education advocates” are failing our students.
We need real leadership, not more of the same empty and broken promises that have resulted in years of public school decline.