““This is not the first group of parents that has approached us. It’s been ongoing — probably 10 years — where we end up with a small group of parents that comes to us every two or three years concerned about Adams.” – Susan Astarita, 1/15/08

In the nearly seven years since:

  1. Adams has declined even further (check the Common Core scores) and parents in Mesa Verde are still sending their kids elsewhere.
  2. Astarita has gotten multiple raises and a major promotion and is now the “Senior Associate Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer.” 

And people wonder why I do what I do.

Steve Smith