Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas’ so-called “Listening Tour” comes to Tucson tonight. “Douglas is not expected to interact with or respond to the crowd’s comments and questions.” So who the hell exactly is she “listening” to?
The Arizona Daily Star reports Time changed for AZ School Chief’s Tucson visit:
Originally scheduled to start at 5 p.m., the event will now run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Pima Community College’s Center for the Arts on the West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road.
“I am dedicated to continually improving the state of education in Arizona through conversations with the people it most directly affects—parents, students, teachers and administrators,” Douglas said.
Douglas is not expected to interact with or respond to the crowd’s comments and questions. Rather, the input will be used to formulate recommendations on standards, curriculum, instruction, testing and other areas. The Department of Education plans to return to the same sites to follow up with the public in the fall.
Members of the public also can submit their feedback via email at HearingEveryVoice@azed.gov, online at www.azed.gov/HearingEveryVoice, or via the @azedschools Twitter account using #HearingEveryVoice.
So the unwashed masses can submit their comments online, because Diane Douglas will not be “listening” to your comments tonight.