Payson School Board Meeting: The Beyond Textbooks “Con”

If you read Michele Nelson’s Payson Round-up article Common Core Prompts Textbook Worries about this June 8 meeting, you will have very little idea of what really happened.  My article which follows focuses on the board’s adoption of Beyond Textbooks.  There were two other issues that deserve some truth.  1) The board decided to dump old textbooks (titles unknown), and 2) Board member Sheila Deschaaf wasn’t amused by a very deceptive agenda item, causing the board to delay a more thorough discussion before voting to approve "Restarting the Payson Arizona Online Instruction (AOI)."  Unfortunately, there just isn’t enough time in the day for me to cover all of the "spin" coming from PUSD’s top officials.   

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