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Letters from a Texas state senator who is decidedly and vocally aggrieved with former San Diego Unified Superintendent Terry Grier — who is now leading the schools in Houston — have been highlighted by Texas Watchdog and the Houston Press. In one such letter, State Sen. Mario Gallegos attacks Grier’s work in San Diego:
In less than a year in San Diego, school PTA’s complained that there was very little public input in the Superintendent’s decision making, and his relationship with the Board was characterized as tense at best. Last week, the San Diego Unified School District Board approved another reorganization of its central administration … The Board estimates that returning to their original organizational structure would not only be more efficient, but it would also save the district an estimated $2 million a year.
You can read the whole letter yourself. Is the senator speaking truth — or blowing hot air? Is it a fair depiction of what happened when Grier was in San Diego? Feel free to post your comments to the blog.
— EMILY ALPERT