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Re: “Gov-Elect Doug Ducey's "No District Personnel Allowed" Education Transition Team

Two. And I pay taxes for schools they will not attend. Money can not fix the mess at TUSD.

6 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by rat t on 12/17/2014 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Gov-Elect Doug Ducey's "No District Personnel Allowed" Education Transition Team

Same question for Rat T as I had for Guissepe on another string--how many kids do you have in school?

This is very informative, as I think we can expect it to be in the future on this topic. When it comes to state-level stuff, it doesn't get much better than Ann-Eve Peterson, despite her gros attempt at total manipulation of local TUSD elections by putting up her friend who is similarly great at the state level but really NOT knowledgeable at the local level. But she certainly kept any other candidate from winning so I guess that was the point. Nonetheless, in the midst of the horrendous election season, Ann-Eve's little piece about Doug Ducey's role in the 204 struggle was brilliant and I personally look forward to more good and informative stuff on these characters.

11 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 12/17/2014 at 6:39 AM

Re: “Gov-Elect Doug Ducey's "No District Personnel Allowed" Education Transition Team

rat t, new people? Keegan and Ladner have been "reforming" AZ education for 20 years. Hardly new people or new ideas. Same old privatization stuff we've heard for years.

18 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Mike McClellan on 12/17/2014 at 6:36 AM

Re: “Gov-Elect Doug Ducey's "No District Personnel Allowed" Education Transition Team

I agree, NO more District Employees, who have proven time and time again they are all Incompetent, with very very few exceptions. Lets all Move On.. thanks Doug.

6 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by GuiseppeKnows on 12/17/2014 at 3:29 AM

Re: “Hi Fi Kitchen and Cocktails is Opening a Tucson Location

My boyfriend made reservations for his birthday, they advised him it was a $500 minimum, so we went ahead and booked a table. The day of the manager TEXTED to confirm. When we arrive they then tell us it'd minimum of 2 bottles and we had to start at the $300 "Premium" bottles. They told us we had 10min or we have to leave the table. So we got the bottles and not only we're they rude but the service was terrible. The server's we're demanding we leave them a tip they wanted, because what we left wasn't good enough. wtf! Not only we're they demanding with the tip but they also kept my boyfriend's Id and credit card. I thought a manager is suppose to care, but the management at this dump didn't give a Damn about what kind of an event we were looking to enjoy at their location. They think just because they bring bottles in a power wheels car that they can dictate what had to be paid is ridiculous!

Posted by handsomesmommy on 12/16/2014 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Grijalva: Protect Undocumented LGBT Minors in U.S. Custody

He did. At the food stamp printing shop .

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 12/16/2014 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Gov-Elect Doug Ducey's "No District Personnel Allowed" Education Transition Team

Been there done that schools are closing. New people new ideas new results.

9 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by rat t on 12/16/2014 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Best New York Style Pizza

Brooklyn is garbage. Eat empire.

Posted by ryan gaines on 12/16/2014 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Grijalva: Protect Undocumented LGBT Minors in U.S. Custody

Once they got mandated health care the POTUS opened the flood gates. All benefits are now in place to financially destroy America.

46,000,000 on food stamps. And I thought he was going to "create " jobs.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 12/16/2014 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Grijalva: Protect Undocumented LGBT Minors in U.S. Custody

No, Raul the stool would much prefer to bring over gay illegals with all of the their Chagas Disease, Chickengunya, Whooping Cough and a myriad of other diseases to spread amongst real Americans. it was just on the news today that they have Whooping Cough spreading amongst the illegal youth that Grijalva supported bringing over last summer, in the shelter here in Tucson. Now our children get to suffer so that these libtarded POS can say how concerned they are for the poor little kids from Central America.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rick Jason on 12/16/2014 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Grijalva: Protect Undocumented LGBT Minors in U.S. Custody

Only when I read comments from dead from the neck up people like Margo or you.

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Posted by CW13 on 12/16/2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Grijalva: Protect Undocumented LGBT Minors in U.S. Custody

Hyperbole much, CW?

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Posted by Ldonyo on 12/16/2014 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Remembering William F. “Bill” Greer

Rick says: Here's another of BG's nicknames: Pancho Villa, given to him by the adoring son of Pete, who ran a great seafood restaurant near the docks at Rocky Point. Bill was an original, an "it" guy way before the age of hashtags.
Rick Davis, ADS 1966-72.

Posted by Pat Feuerborn on 12/16/2014 at 1:08 PM

Re: “U.S. Supreme Court Blocks AZ Abortion Law

I remember when you complained about the POTUS suing AZ to stop enforcing our laws.

Second thought...no you didn't.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 12/16/2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Who Just Said "The Market Mechanism Just Doesn't Work" In Education?

“The results reveal that the charter school sector is getting better on average and that charter schools are benefiting low-income, disadvantaged, and special education students,” says Dr. Margaret Raymond,director of
CREDO at Stanford University.

Great press release. I can't remember if you told us that it was at Stanford.

Support for Joel Klein from the Hoover Institution

http://www.hoover.org/events/joel-klein-lessons-hope-how-fix-our-schools

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Posted by Rat T on 12/16/2014 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Who Just Said "The Market Mechanism Just Doesn't Work" In Education?

I'm not sure looking at the "market" for publicly supported K-12 education is terribly important. In the case of both school districts and charter schools students and their parents have little or no financial exposure resulting from their choice - both are essentially provided at no cost to them. It is important that their choices be informed by available information on the schools and charters they are investigating and selecting from.

As a parent I would want to know if my child will be taught by experienced and licensed teaching professionals with degrees and experience in their subject matter. Some charter schools focus heavily on subject matter expertise, others do not. Some districts employ full time substitutes with little or no classroom experience, others do not.

The information publicly available on individual schools (district and charter) is limited to grades on standards based tests of student achievement, almost entirely skewed by the demographics of the student populations attending them. There are no transparent school assessment systems focusing on school quality. e.g experience and qualifications of teachers, administrators, classroom facilities, teaching technologies available and employed.

As a result the "market" is reactive. Parents know the schools their students are doing a great job and have a strong cadre of teachers and administrators and, like Lake Wobegone, all the kids perform above average. They remain in place. Other parents see their schools as pits of failure with a revolving door of inexperienced and substitute teachers led by mediocrities. They elect to flee to what they hope is higher ground. Without specific information on who is leading and instructing in the schools, the former parents are making a safe bet and sound decision; the latter parents are in danger of escaping the frying pan for the fire.

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rick Spanier on 12/16/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Who Just Said "The Market Mechanism Just Doesn't Work" In Education?

It's funny that I I am finding are happy parents and students graduating. You would think that with all the negative articles about charter schools parents would be flocking back to public schools.

TUSD enrollment drops again.

It would be nice if we could focus our efforts on improving the public school system in Tucson. But apparently our time and money must be spent on trying to get them to obey the law.

6 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 12/16/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “The Best Bar in Tucson, According to Bartenders, Is…

Especially difficult when you can only win if you buy into the USBG.

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Posted by tw@heads on 12/16/2014 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Watch a Time Lapse Video of Joe Pagac Painting a Mural at Rialto Theatre

Awesome! So glad to see the Chicha Dust correction at the end. I was screaming at my monitor there for a bit.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by BorealisArts on 12/16/2014 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Grijalva: Protect Undocumented LGBT Minors in U.S. Custody

Margo. You'd be crabby too if you had the brains to realize that morons like Raul and Obummer are going to bury this once wonderful country with their socialist policies. Illegal has nothing to do with minorities.

9 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 12/16/2014 at 9:38 AM

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