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Split District? More Charters? Ratchford Shakes Up Area 3 Race.

Is Fresno Unified too big and too stuck in its ways to deliver the upgraded quality of education that many of its students need? Mark Ratchford, a candidate for the Sunnyside High School area trustee seat, says that he wants the district split in half. He wants more charter schools,...

More Homework? More Taxes? Highlights from Sunnyside Area Debate.

Mark Ratchford kept a serious face all night. He doesn’t like the direction of Fresno Unified and wasn’t shy talking about it. Ratchford, educator Karl Diaz, and incumbent Valerie Davis met Monday (Sept. 24) night at the CMAC studios downtown in a debate among candidates for the Fresno Unified trustee...