This week, we’ve been talking a lot about the different parts of the parents’ lawsuit. In addition to demanding that the district verify their rightful majority, parents are also demanding that the district provide their children with a quality education as guaranteed by the California Constitution.
Desert Trails has been failing for six years – the entire elementary career of one of its students. Even now, scores are worse than ever, with over 70% of students unable to read or do math at grade level. Children are being denied their constitutionally protected right to a quality public education. For DTPU members, the past six years have been filled with excuses but not real solutions to change. District leaders however, seem more perturbed by the cost of a potential lawsuit. It’s unfortunate they were not this concerned over the past six years to actually change the fundamental issues at Desert Trails that transcend administrators and truly speak to the culture of failure that pervades the campus.