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Long-time educator Eugene Butler Jr. is a retired assistant superintendent (Tucson Unified School District in Arizona).
District leaders must work with communities to ensure a safe and equitable education for all learners—and be prepared to make adjustments, says DA guest columnist and retired Tucson USD Assistant Superintendent Eugene Butler Jr.
Education professionals at all levels must be part of the solution to create a high level of academic excellence, says guest columnist and longtime educator Eugene Butler Jr., a retired assistant superintendent of Tucson USD in Arizona.
What has slipped through the cracks during many school board meetings is that improving school safety does not require districts and schools to spend enormous sums to provide a safer and more orderly learning environment.
As we prepare to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision in May, it is important to note that ongoing change is still needed. We must leverage the social capital of all Americans by ensuring a quality and equitable education for every child; while simultaneously stamping out any vestiges of past discriminatory practices.
If school districts are sincere about reversing the history of excessive outdoor suspension numbers and re-engaging students that have violated the student code of conduct, there is much to be done.