Sorry Mike, but Washoe County schools are problematic schools because of the way the district has historically been managed and whose purposes it has served into the present day. Washoe County schools have been designed to serve the “needs” of a community in which the most prominent and powerful employer has been an industry dependent on an abundance of low payed workers. That is a fact. The power of the “gaming” industry to influence politics and schools via the politics it sponsors has created and maintained as system in which a some, a few schools exist to serve the class of people to casino executives belong, the rest, to turn out good employees for low paying jobs to support the selfish needs and desires of the casino class, passive and obedient servants whose level of education will keep them from revolting against an unfair system. Think this is not true or not true anymore. Consider the “qualifications” of Heath Morrison and Pedro Gonzales, for whom the current superintendent worked and learned what is expected of a leader in the Washoe County School District.
In response to Reno Gazette-Journal commentator Mike Kazmiersky