Eskildson: Scottsdale Schools look to face reality

On Tuesday, Aug. 23 Scottsdale Schools finally faced reality. After almost 10 years of ignoring what their purpose is — educating pupils to [...] Continue Reading →

Eskildson: an open letter to Scottsdale Schools leadership

Pupil achievement within America’s public schools has stagnated for at least four decades, despite a near tripling of inflation-adjusted, [...] Continue Reading →

Eskildson: Scottsdale teacher turnover can be a good thing

Voters recently approved Proposition 123, providing an estimated $300 per student, per year more money to Arizona schools, no strings attached. [...] Continue Reading →

OPINION: management without objectives, goals, incentives, consequences, or common-sense

Imagine the Arizona Cardinals incentivized like Scottsdale public schools. All Arizona Cardinals would have the same base salary, adjusted only [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale Schools: many great personnel, mostly poorly led and managed

SUSD lacks strategic direction, uncertain how it fits into the new competitive K-12 environment. Should it compete head-to-head with BASIS, Great [...] Continue Reading →

OPINION: Arizona School Board Members Should Stop Whining

Arizona charter schools have an estimated 200,000 students, up 44 percent between 2005 and 2011. One result — our public schools have lost [...] Continue Reading →