Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"... turn to educators ..." for how and where to spend money.

APS Supt Winston Brooks appeared on KOAT TV, link.

There will be some money coming to public schools and
Brooks thinks locals should decide how and where to spend it,
not the Governor. According to KOAT;

"Brooks said, Governor Martinez and lawmakers should be turning to educators to figure our how and where to spend an extra $97 million for the classroom."
By "educators" he does not mean teachers and teaching assistants.

Between them, APS teachers have nearly 100,000 years of teaching experience and no seat at the table where it will be decided; how and where to spend our power and resources.
""Those of us who work locally know better about what our communities need than probably the governor does," Brooks said."
By "those of us who work locally", he means senior administrators and board members.

Brooks found ourselves in agreement about the efficacy of using scarce education dollars to by every first grader a book, link.

""Getting every first grader a book is a great symbolic gesture on the part of the governor - do I think that's meaningful school reform? Not at all," said Brooks."

photo Mark Bralley

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another damn political shyster trick by Winston Brookes!