Category Ochoa Elementary

What’s the “CHANGE” being offered?

By Cesar Aguirre There’s been so much negative talk about TUSD leading to the election that it’s been hard for our barrio to make sense of what we hear in the news and what we’ve experienced. I know Michael Hicks goes on right-wing radio and calls Superintendent Sanchez “King Sanchez” – suggesting that he rules […]

TUSD Candidate Forum – School Closures

We asked candidates: Do you believe closing and consolidating schools is a practical approach to addressing a budget shortfall and will you protect the over $1 million in Magnet funding that South and West Side schools receive? ¿Creés que la clausura y combinación de escuelas es una estrategia práctica para abordar una escasez presupuestal y […]

TUSD Board Candidate Forum, V1

On Thursday, October 13, the seven candidates running for the three TUSD seats on the November ballot attended a Casa Maria forum held at the Capilla de Guadalupe. We asked them to introduce themselves and to share what they have done for the southside. Here’s what they had to say.            

Thank you to all / Gracias a todos!

Thank you to the over 140 people who joined the Casa Maria Voter Project at the final TUSD School Board Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 13 at the Capilla de Guadalupe. Gracias a las más de 140 personas que acompañaron a Casa María en el Foro de los Candidatos para la Mesa Directiva de las […]

FORO DE CANDIDATOS DE TUSD / TUSD CANDIDATE FORUM

Acompañenos para la cena y una conversación sobre la educacion publica en nuestro barrio. Conoce los candidatos que quieren ser elegidos para la mesa directiva de TUSD y preguntales si van a luchar por las escuelas en el barrio. Aprende por que estas eleccion son tan importantes y acerca de que podemos hacer para defender […]

GREAT TEACHERS LOVE TO TEACH // LOS MEJORES MAESTROS AMAN LA ENSEÑANSA

After reading an article in the Star I decided to reach out to some real teachers to get their perspective on the current situation with teachers’ wages in Tucson. Julie Elvick is a 4th/5th grade teacher at Ochoa Community Magnet School and has over 20 years experience as an educator. My daughter Alissa had the […]

IN RESPONSE TO SYLVIA CAMPOY, TEACHER VACANCIES // EN RESPUESTA A SYLVIA CAMPOY, VACANTES DE PROFESORES

by Cesar Aguirre In the Star’s article (10/8/15) 5 Tucson magnet schools could get more time, resources, Sylvia Campoy points to teacher vacancies as one of the issues at the magnet schools not being corrected by Sanchez and his board. On page 2 of the Star (10/8/15) More than 80 Tucson teacher jobs still vacant the […]