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Re: “Escape Goat

In 1955 in my HS American history class our teacher brought in just one paragraph that changed my life, woke me up and made me a critical thinker. We were studying the 1848 war with Mexico and she read to us a paragraph from a Mexican history book giving their side of that war. Suddenly and forever I knew that there are more than one side to a story, to look for who is writing that history and for whom. I was 16 and forever changed.

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Posted by Eleanor Soler on 05/08/2015 at 12:04 PM

Re: “The Never-Ending Scrutiny

I had two great high school teachers back in the early 1960s who were very much like Corey Jones. They honestly discussed taboo subjects like communism, nuclear war, and religious bigotry. They were in constant trouble with administration. They also informed their students about the ludicrous political machinations going on in administration, who viewed students as incompetent morons who had to be shielded from any unpleasant truths or anything remotely controversial. It was clear to me that it was the administrators who were the incompetent morons. I'm sad to see that little has changed since the 1960s.

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Posted by Mark Dimmitt on 05/08/2015 at 8:57 AM
Posted by Brian Sauber on 05/08/2015 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Escape Goat

They have nuanced from burning books but are censors none the less!

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Posted by rojo on 05/07/2015 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Escape Goat

I'm a little slow, but just got "Escape" Goat. That's a good one Maria.

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Posted by Jana Happel on 05/07/2015 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Escape Goat

No students outside this class are walking out protesting. So obviously the teacher has something to do with it, directly or indirectly. Seems all this class produces is student walkouts.
Rodolfo Acuña's "Occupied America" is a radical diatribe riddled with inaccuracies and gross exaggerations.
Is there another way to engage students without teaching them "all your problems are because of the (white) man". Seems to be the thesis of these courses.

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Posted by bslap on 05/07/2015 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Escape Goat

My daughter was in mr. Jones class n was so excited about the way he taught and how it made her want to learn More . i had never heard her talk about School in such a happy manner . i believe in using a method that works. Children are the future of this world and education Is not something All kids find important. So getting their Attention Using things they can relate to is the best way .. We support you mr.jones in every way possible!!!! Schools need better teachers!! #Moreteacherslikemrjones

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Posted by marissia on 05/07/2015 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Escape Goat

naaaah

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Posted by David W on 05/07/2015 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Escape Goat

I believe the headline for this article should be "Scapegoat," shouldn't it? There's no mention of an escaped goat anywhere in the article...

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Posted by Erin T on 05/07/2015 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Escape Goat

Thank you TerryH...now I get it. lol

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Posted by Rat T on 05/07/2015 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Escape Goat

The board majority = betrayal, self-loathing, power hungry, unqualified, destructive, boot-licking, living on their knees, lying, deceitful, power grabbing disappointments.

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Posted by TerryH on 05/07/2015 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Escape Goat

I am amazed that the weekly published this story. What TUSD did to Mr. Jones is disgrasful . I agree with Betts on everything but waiting until the election to make change. We must effect change now, if we wait until the election Grijalva will have her fathers seat, Sanchez will blow out of town satisfied with the money and destruction he has caused, and Foster and Juarez will fade back into oblivian happy with their part in this. TUSD did the same thing to me, I had my ID and keys taken , I wasn't allowed to retrieve my personal belongings, staff that I worked with were threatened to lose their jobs if they had anything to do with me. TUSD has continued to threaten and slander me. All this done to cover up what my now ex wife was doing with parents at her school. You can bet that Grijalva knew about what was being done to Mr. Jones , I see her constituents supporting her now as this certain ly affected them. The blatent take over of the audit committee and things like this scream for a RECALL, I have had enough waiting for someone to do this. I have received the paperwork to start this action from the county superintendents office, I hope that everyone reading this will support it and help. I feel sorry for Mr. Jones because I have learned that once you bring your situation to light , TUSD will weak to destroy you. Bette is right the unions are in HT and Grijallvas pockets, whether you are in TEA or ASFCME they are not there to protect you. Tucson Weekly has ignored my story about TUSD, I guess because I was a custodian I just didn't mater. For any of you that want to read what TUSD did to me here it is https://www.change.org/tucson-unified-scho… . In my option there two candidates that would have put an end to this and run Sanchez out of town. On the dem side Bette, on the republic Debe Campos Fleenor.

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Posted by Brian Sauber on 05/07/2015 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Escape Goat

Personally, there should be no culturally relevant materials in our school systems EVER, as long as we call ourselves this type of person or that type of person, the government is getting what it wants, a divided and segregated America, one that can never challenge its leaders. Think about that when not claiming to be an American, rather, a this or that American, you are feeding racism and segregation and we will remain divided as long as there is a check block on any form or it's taught in any school. If we teach culture in schools, that's all we will have time for, considering we hold every ethnicity on the planet here, or do some of you feel yours is the most important?

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Posted by Jay Vanderford on 05/07/2015 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Escape Goat

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Pedicone happily climbed into bed with Huppenthal. But with a new board and new supe we get this?

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Posted by Jana Happel on 05/07/2015 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Loan Charges

"according to Bloomberg News?" You're kidding right? I have to say it was refreshing not to see you blame it on the Koch Bros. That's when all credibility is lost.

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Posted by Rat t on 05/07/2015 at 5:57 AM

Re: “Escape Goat

Close TUSD... But you already knew I was going to suggest that. They are beyond repair.

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Posted by Rat t on 05/07/2015 at 5:51 AM

Re: “Escape Goat

The way Jones was "disappeared"--a way that compares to Latin America's "Dirty Wars"--has become commonplace in this administration. From administrators who, for some reason, have fallen out of favor with 1010, to others, the "hand over your keys, you will not be allowed back into your office/room" methodology has become standard operating behavior. It is one of the many dirty details of the hermetically sealed Board/redshirt (TEA) support of Superintendant perogrative that is outrageous. Our supposed champions--those that we voted in to protect things like Mexican American Studies--have become the wolves guarding the chicken coop and there appears to be nothing we can do about it except wait for the elections. They found a leader they can believe in....and are following like lemmings jumping off the cliff. In so doing, they take the trust that we placed in them --and the district itself--over
as well.
Jones wonders what happened to change the tide? I suggest looking to that offer for the Supe to be a nominee for Douglas' Latino Advisory Committee. Seeing our esteemed leader through the lens of personal ego and resume building is very fruitful and explains many otherwise inexplicable changes in the district. With his cuates armed with their rubber stamps and their redshirts ready to (loudly) ignore all of the Administrative sins, the district has reached a new low in dystopic reality. At least this piece stands out for its willingness to take on the hypocrisy that true TUSD advocates are living through now--a Board majority, weak teachers 'union and Superintendent joined at the hip to make sure that no substantive criticism is heard or acted on. So close, and yet so far. Arizona's political lunacy is not only statewide, friends, its right here in your neighborhood school, too.

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 05/07/2015 at 5:43 AM

Re: “Loan Charges

Duckworth is not any better. Do your research, she sold veterans out to benefit herself.

McSally is all about getting paid, she is out for herself.

At this point, are there any politicians who are not complete scumbags?

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Posted by Old Pueblo Independent on 05/07/2015 at 3:29 AM

Re: “Loan Charges

AH yes, Martha, tired of flying your colors, bought out by the big loan interests, not wearing your uniform while voting on this one?? Now you're back to the McSally-kiss-ass-Republican we've been expecting! It's okay to support keeping the A-10's in Tucson, but it's not worth supporting your fellow airmen from predatory loans.....yep, there you are! Tammy Duckworth has more integrity in her little finger than you do in your entire Koch-refurbished body!

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Posted by tiredofpc on 05/07/2015 at 1:22 AM

Re: “Truth, Possibilities

WOW. Sorry, I prefer FACTS not FEELS:

"Stryker believes this reimagining is crucial to challenging scientific ideas of “objective truth or knowledge.” Instead, one of somatechnics’ goals is to have people recognize that there’s no understanding that comes from a disembodied place. "

Regarding beauty standards. Those who can never attain supposed beauty standards are essentially not only leaving the game, but telling the original contestants that they shouldn't play and giving themselves a trophy.

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Posted by Old Pueblo Independent on 04/30/2015 at 5:15 PM

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