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Re: “NAACP Ratifies Resolution Calling For a Moratorium on New Charter Schools

In response to "Try getting a graduate degree in education"

You misinterpret Hume. Hume doesn't deny cause and effect. Let me assure you that Hume acknowledges that if you light a torch and put it under your finger your flesh will burn.

What Hume is referring to is false associations and education is loaded with them. For example high performing students are so closely associated with Advanced Placement that surely Advance Placement causes at least some of that high performance. But, in the NELS study where they followed thousands of students from 8th grade on into adult life and they could carefully compare high SES students, they found no impact from Advanced Placement with the exception of one Advanced Placement class: Calculus.

In the late 90's, the National Reading Panel spent $10 million analyzing 10,000 studies, the top 10,000 studies selected from prestigious journals, and found that 96% of them weren't worth the paper they were written on. Even the other 4% had significant flaws.

Education culture is a mess precisely for the issues that Hume raises in his famous discourses on cause and effect. This is why the huge longitudinal studies are so important. NELS and the ECLS are guiding lights for education policy because they meet Hume's standards for cause and effect.

Posted by on 10/28/2016 at 3:59 AM

Re: “Staff Pick: Most Chicago-like Piano Bar

A great addition to Tucson's nightlife. I love to go and listen!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Garth Tobias on 10/28/2016 at 1:24 AM

Re: “Fact Checks!

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Posted by Stelly Mike on 10/27/2016 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Best Backpacking

But these aren't really backpacking trips... Hiking sure, but honestly does anyone go backpacking to Sabino Canyon or Seven Falls?

Posted by Sidney447 on 10/27/2016 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Best Comedian

This is confusing

Posted by Patt Riese on 10/27/2016 at 9:42 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Bog Mann, your information is incorrect.
Pima County's outstanding debt is:
COPs: $168 million (not voter approved)
General Obligation: $345 million (voter approved)
HURF revenue: $110 million (voter approved)
Sewer Revenue: $568 million (voter approved)…

Posted by MarkB.Evans on 10/27/2016 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Staff Pick: Most Idiosyncratic Local Podcast

Brigitte is also on the Best Cousins List!!!! Great Job Cuz!!!!!

Posted by Val Romero on 10/27/2016 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

You must not have attended the League of Women Voters and Metropolitan Education Commission debate between Dustin Williams and Margaret Burkholder. It was the clearest demonstration of the superior qualifications of one candidate (Burkholder) over another (Williams) that I have seen in a live debate in recent memory, and served as an excellent example of why live debates are still critically important to help voters make informed choices. I usually vote Democratic, sometimes Green, but Burkholder, Napier, and Bob Burns for AZ Corporation Commission were my three R choices in 2016.

You got it right with Bob Burns and Napier, but really missed the mark on Burkholder. Who cares what she did in the aftermath of the City Council election? She is the best candidate for the office for which she is currently running. After the debate between Burkholder and Williams, I compared notes with several die-hard D voters who had attended: all were persuaded that a vote for Williams would be a vote for weak leadership.

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Posted by Burkholder is the better candidate for Pima Co. School Sup. on 10/27/2016 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

See what I mean ?

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Posted by CW13 on 10/27/2016 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Best Children’s Entertainer

Mr. Nature always puts his heart in all he does !

Congrats on being honored by the community who loves you !!!
You are a gift to all the little leafs !!!!

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Posted by Lauri Schacter Enderle Privett on 10/27/2016 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

To all who disliked my comment to Mari, I notice that none of you offered an opposing argument. Too easy, Brother. Too easy.

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Posted by CW13 on 10/27/2016 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Staff Pick: Most Idiosyncratic Local Podcast

A Bridgitte dragonfly!

Posted by Elizabeth Rose Crocker on 10/27/2016 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Best Comedian

amen to that

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Posted by Steven Yanez Romo on 10/27/2016 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Best Marijuana Dispensary

I completely disagree! While I certainly think Downtown deserves accolades, I think the Botanica staff is fantastic! I've only ever had great experiences each time I've been in there.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by baconluvr on 10/27/2016 at 3:50 PM

Re: “The Skinny

I was the first person Ally hired and I've known her for about 20 years. I've also been a friend, coworker (Honeywell) and employee of her husband, who's a great person, at Raytheon (twice). Based on my history with her, I can attest to Mr. Nintzel's reporting on this subject. It shouldn't matter if you're a liberal, moderate or conservative - a person with these behaviors should not be in public office. Decisions are made based on their perceptions rather than facts and they don't interact well with people who disagree with them to resolve issues. Most people would not want these characteristics in a public official or leader.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by MB on 10/27/2016 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Best Local Sportscaster

Awesome! His enthusiasm, dedication and hard work are admirable and obvious based on his win. Congrats Paul!!

Posted by nicholc1 on 10/27/2016 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Best Comedian

Someone at TW mixed this up with the comedy club entry.

Please fix this.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/27/2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Best of Tucson® 2016

There needs to be categories for loudest restaurant, loudest bar...

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by SonoranWinds on 10/27/2016 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

If the 37 year old man-child is What, Again, I'm sure that the "illegals", liberals, those with white guilt and those who sympathize with these groups were blamed for the downloading.

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Posted by Keep on trollin, keep on trollin (ooh), troll with the changes on 10/27/2016 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Staff Pick: Best Place to Eat Outside

There is music on the stage every night during dinner time at La Cocina.

Posted by Donald Murray on 10/27/2016 at 1:21 PM

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