Arizona Schools

I knew 20 or 25 years ago when school teachers had to buy school supplies for their students that there was major mismanagement going on in our schools. Most of us have probably been donating school supplies for many years now.

Arizona has 217 school districts, 217 superintendents, more than 217 staff and administrators. There should be no more than 10 school districts.

I was told by a person of knowledge that, indeed, 50 percent of our property tax goes to the schools.

Why are there so many dropouts? How many doctors, scientists and engineers do our schools turn out? We have to get our doctors from other countries.

Weighing in on a past school debate in the Letters to the Editor section, teachers, in fact, do not end their days at 3 p.m. I am sure there are endless meetings and preparations that go on long after 3 p.m.

It’s the school system that is a mess—not the teachers.

Maybe the answer is in the question: Why so many dropouts?

Written as a Letter to the Editor by Vickie Chelini of Buckeye, Arizona to the West Valley View ~ November 8, 2017.

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