I know that text book quality is often lacking but I don’t think this is the solution:
El Paso Independent School District Superintendent Lorenzo García removed the principal of Bassett Middle School on Tuesday — just days after it was learned that students at the Northeast campus had not been given textbooks for nearly a month.Principal Oscar Santaella was reassigned to another position in the EPISD and today will be replaced by Steven Lane, who will be interim principal until a permanent one is named.
“I believe in servant leadership,” García said. “The administration at that school needs to do all that’s in their hands to make it successful.”
Bassett administrators had kept all texts in the book room for nearly a month because the campus did not have a book clerk who could distribute them.
Maybe this was part of a secret strategy to raise test scores?
Bassett is one of 22 schools that the district has labeled as a priority because of low or failing test scores. The school is one of two in the district facing severe state and federal sanctions.
It took a month for the district to find out books weren’t distributed? I find it hard to believe that not a single parent complained to the district during that time period. Of course, since it took the district a month to discover the problem, I suspect that it would be difficult to find any records of such complaints if they did exist.