Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007 | No wonder the test scores in San Diego City Schools are on the decline. When the deputy superintendent thinks that a decline in math is the right direction, perhaps it’s time to reevaluate who’s leading our schools.

Over and over, it has been stated that we need to improve student achievement and we need to do it now. However, when scores are lower than expected, board members and new district leadership change their tune, saying it takes time and they need to wait until recent hires have time to settle. I’m wonder if Geno Flores would be willing to wait it out another year if it were his child in one of the failing schools.

Why wasn’t Superintendent Cohn at the press conference? It’s clear, Cohn’s time has run out. Our students deserve someone with integrity, accountability and, most importantly, someone who can help them turn in the right direction academically.

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