Icantcook have you been reading the articles in the paper for the last year about this issue. Money is missing and there are no recipts for where it has been spent. When you say its about money your right. We need money to live and work for it. Someone just took the money and did not earn it and now they all have to pay the price.
the intentions of the phillips and the school are good, it's the execution that got them in this situation. to me it seems that they were given plenty of time to get their affairs in order and they, for whatever reason, failed to do so. the clock ran out and they have only themselves to blame. it's the fault of their inability to manage a business that caused the staff to lose their jobs not the TEA or anyone else.
sometimes the truth hurts, but we have to face facts.
I cannot believe that we as a society have gotten so far away from the reason for education of any level. It is all about children and meeting their learning needs. This has nothing to do totally with Mr and Mrs Phillips, they are good Christian people, who are now mourning the loss of extended family. Everyone has a learning process in life, business, school, church, everyone. TEA didnt seem to be concerned with educating young children, many of which did not do well when mainstreamed into larger public schools. The fact that test scores were higher for the majority of the students at Outreach, than any school in VISD, totally ignored. It seems like our schools have become like the rest of the world, corporately greedy and all about MONEY rather than what they do for this generation of kids. These kids are our future. This isnt about education, it is about MONEY, POLITICS, and DISGRUNTLED FORMER EMPLOYEES. It is a shame that 301 kids have to suffer for that. I say do away with TEA, they dont do their job. They are a waste of our tax dollars. They addressed the issues here about as well as they did Drill Team Members being made to practice until well after midnight on school nights.
Good for you TEA, you corrected your mistaken letter after a month or so.
You did not wait to correct it like Elaine Phillips did after 10 years.
Parents start enrolling your children in VISD, FFA, OLV, etc, and anywhere else available. Sounds like the bank is closing for Phillips.
So sad for the staff. Sounds like other wrong doings will surface eventually.