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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch

Re: “Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries

The Clinton Foundation is all dark money. Right David?

Posted by Alexander S on 09/27/2016 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association

Let's not forget that this is the guy that called Trump supporters, in mass, as racists.

Bigot

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Posted by What, Again on 09/27/2016 at 5:03 AM

Re: “Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries

Liberals - Choice to kill American babies - good

Choice to educate your children - bad

What do they both have in common? Liberals stuffing their pockets with taxpayer cash.

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Posted by What, Again on 09/27/2016 at 5:01 AM

Re: “Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries

It’s a shame that all this money “surrounding” education never seems to actually get to the teachers and students who need it, which really makes it clear where the real priorities are and why politicians are making “Education” an issue.

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Posted by sgsmith on 09/27/2016 at 12:11 AM

Re: “Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries

Still waiting for your coverage of the two $5K donations given to Foster and Juarez by the exec at ESI, the company to which these two TUSD Board members voted to grant a $21 million contract to continue to manage the district's outsourced subs. And the fact that they didn't record the second name on the check in their campaign records or return the donations until their dirty laundry was aired in the media.

In this context, what is your point in this blog piece? It can't be that the bad guy "privatizers" are using their money to try to influence legislators to wrongly chisel their way in to the market that should remain entirely controlled by clean-hands, white-hat, 100% transparent public school districts like TUSD. Because clearly the way TUSD is being managed by its current governing board majority it's not a clean-hands, white-hat, 100% transparent type of operation.

Or is your point that two $5K quid-pro-quo donations are very small potatoes compared to the kinds of sums that the EVIL PRIVATIZERS throw around?

Sorry, not buying it. Quid-pro-quo is quid-pro-quo. We don't need it, large or small, in the operation of our schools: public district, charter, or publicly subsidized private.

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Posted by Still waiting for even-handed coverage of QUID-PRO-QUO on 09/26/2016 at 11:30 PM

Re: “CM Punk and the UFC: Dishonorable and Disrespectful

Did you just listen to Pat The NES Punk's podcast to get your material for this article?

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Posted by Joe Gvora on 09/26/2016 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association

Congratulation Jim! Even though I frequently disagree with you, I have always had a high regard for your professional abilities. As the Aussies say "good on ya!"

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Posted by Bisbee boy on 09/26/2016 at 10:04 PM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

Would you be able to accept the Oregon Business Report?

http://oregonbusinessreport.com

Or must it be a hard left journalistic venue for you?

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Posted by What is this town thinking on 09/26/2016 at 9:59 PM

Re: “BASIS and University High Are Top U.S. High Schools, Which Means . . .?

While it did put me ahead of my peers at my new school, I don't think it would have benefitted me at all in the long run to be in such a rigorous school. People at that school are also not nearly as friendly as the people at the school I now go to.

Posted by ct on 09/26/2016 at 6:56 PM

Re: “BASIS and University High Are Top U.S. High Schools, Which Means . . .?

Ex Basis-student here. I left right before Junior year, right when everyone warned me about how important it is. Yes, they do weed you out. If you don't have a certain GPA, they will tell you to graduate early. My college counselor told me this to me face: "We recommend that you graduate next year, because senior year wouldn't be useful to you." In case you don't know, half of senior year is a research project that looks great on college applications. I wasn't some kid getting Fs and Ds and Cs. I got Bs and As and a few Cs here and there. They told me this at the end of 10th grade, and expected me to graduate in 11th. Mind you, no one prepared me for this. I wasn't warned ahead of time so that I could take my SATs or prepare an art portfolio. They wouldn't care if I was left in the dirt once I graduated.
The teachers admit that they are afraid of the parents and would rather not communicate with them. On top of that, there is a load of work that the students are put through. I wasn't doing well in my history class in 10th, and the teacher barely helped me.
In summary, don't go to this school unless you want to be pushed out or stressed to the point of no return.

Posted by ct on 09/26/2016 at 6:54 PM

Re: “In Defense of Marijuana: Brothers Face Felony Drug Charges Together in December Trial

What a stupid retarded country!!!!!! The one silver lining to this bullshit is that it costs the stupid fucking united states of north korea around forty thousand dollars a year to keep an inmate in jail and every once and a while a stinking cop gets killed, although not often enough!!!!!

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Posted by Robert Anderson on 09/26/2016 at 6:41 PM

Re: “ART's 'Epic' Fail

In my opinion, the HUMANITIES get too short of shrift these days, so when they are part of life in a school, it is a GOOD THING.......

Posted by larschneb on 09/26/2016 at 6:30 PM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

A link to the NY Post.

Isn't that special?

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Posted by What was that clown thinking? on 09/26/2016 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association

I know proofy. I was trying to give them some practise.

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Posted by Al Foe on 09/26/2016 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association

Foothills Dad comes home!

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Posted by B.S. Eliot on 09/26/2016 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association

It's "proofread" actually, not "proof read".

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Posted by Proofy on 09/26/2016 at 3:13 PM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

http://nypost.com/2016/03/12/how-the-15-wage-is-already-killing-seattle-jobs/

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Posted by What is this town thinking? on 09/26/2016 at 1:56 PM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

Really Katie? Try reading up on what has happened to Seattle since they made a sharp left turn. Business is leaving the city. Employees will follow. Start over.

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Posted by What is this town thinking? on 09/26/2016 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association

"And the award for the least proof read paper published monthly, goes to...."

The Tucson Monthly.

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Posted by Al Foe on 09/26/2016 at 1:52 PM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

None of the raging fears of the right have ever materialized from minimum wage increases. Regardless of Neumark's premier status, minimum wages have been law for a long time now.

"Neumark found that putting a minimum wage into law severely hurts the poor by reducing their incomes."

Ridiculous and contrary to actual years of data.

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Posted by Katie Reff on 09/26/2016 at 12:54 PM

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