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Re: “Farewell

Linda has done a great job.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Donna Alu on 04/04/2016 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Farewell

Lucky you & nice office

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Grandma Suzy on 04/01/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Donald’s Folly

If Enrique Peña-Nieto is anything like Vicente Fox, then no, the wall will not be built with Mexican money. Witness Fox's viewpoint:

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 03/28/2016 at 10:03 PM

Re: “United for the Kids

@GCB1 -- you make a county school Superintendent seem so minor in the grand scheme of public education. Your view is very "pigeon-holed" and forgets that there are INNOVATIVE county superintendents that do more than what your posting details. You should take the time to explore what your local County school office does, beyond the minimalist, administrative duties your posting limits itself to. Rural areas do need help and there are bureaucratic pieces that these candidates should understand. I hope Maria's article about Dr. Arzoumanian provides some of the expert answers vs the speculative ones from these comments.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by AZWildcat on 03/26/2016 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Donald’s Folly

El Communista

6 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 03/25/2016 at 5:24 PM

Re: “United for the Kids

The pay for this elected position is $76,600.

Posted by gcb1 on 03/25/2016 at 10:44 AM

Re: “United for the Kids

Grandma Suzy, the job is essentially bureaucratic. The County Supt. of Schools receives the same salary as all other elected county officials, set by law. The Board of Supervisors, Treasurer, Assessor, Sheriff and Recorder all are elected county officials. They do not make as much money as you might think. Huckleberry is paid significantly more as he is not elected.

While Mike's idea of administrators teaching is a desirable one, the problem is first, The County Supt. of Schools has absolutely no authority over the school districts to make that happen. He has no more influence than any other citizen in this regard. Second, having been an administrator, I can tell you that a principal's or district administrator's time is taken up with evaluations of those who report to him, dealing with concerned parents and citizens, and completing bureaucratic requirements for reports, etc. required by the Legislature, school board, and superintendent. It is a lovely concept but shows no understanding of what an administrator's job actually is all about. Most site administrators manage to fill in part of a day substituting in a classroom when no official substitute is available, but that is it. This is why most administrators work 12 hour days. Mike has never been an administrator in a school situation.

None of the three candidates, all very nice, sincere, people, are sufficiently familiar with the actual legal responsibilities of the County School Superintendent at this point. I hope their future campaign offerings will properly inform the public about the job. Incidentally, in small, rural communities, the position is much more significant in providing useful educational help to tiny schools and very small districts, so the overall position does not need to be changed.

The most important task, other than certifying teachers and administrators, and handling the flow of legislative and tax dollars, is to appoint vacant school board positions. The choices made by this individual can affect the future of a school district.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by gcb1 on 03/25/2016 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Donald’s Folly

Kind of like Grijalva ever having an intelligent thought?

9 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by PaulAZ on 03/24/2016 at 9:16 PM

Re: “United for the Kids

I would love to see Michael Gordy elected to the position of Pima County Superintendent of Schools! His dedication to public education is well known. He puts his words into action. Please vote for this highly-qualified educator!

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Cindy Hayden on 03/24/2016 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Donald’s Folly

The unions are leaving liberals for Trump as the Democrats have become the party of minorities. wait until they correct their title to majority. Will they still need to be represented by Democrats?

Turn out the lights, that party's over.

10 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Juli Heston on 03/24/2016 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Donald’s Folly

Boycott Arizona what a fat F*** And the sheeple still vote him in, geeez wake up Arizona!

11 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Concerned Citizen on 03/24/2016 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Donald’s Folly

People are sick of high immigration rates and low wages. That's about the Trump phenomenon in a nutshell. Democrats have abandoned the working class in favor of supporting immigrants as well as the cheap-labor industries who employ them.
They're reaping what they've sown over the last 30 or 40 years.

12 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 03/24/2016 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Donald’s Folly

Wanna bet, Raul?

9 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 03/24/2016 at 9:49 AM

Re: “United for the Kids

Seems bureaucracy to me. What is compensation package. How many people r employed at this nice downtown office.

Very important for administrators to teach complete class/subject for entire school year; not a class or two.

2 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Grandma Suzy on 03/24/2016 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Donald’s Folly

The "Last Hurrah" of Raul Grijalva looking for one last election.

Grijalva SEES the writing on the wall,

Like a phoenix arising from the ashes: the "Trump Phenomena" marks the death of decades old Tucson City and Pima County Open Border Policy and the "Raza-Revolution."

The great American "Silent Majority" has finally awaken to disavow and change the 50 plus year old left wing shift in American social policy.

The multi decades long work and sacrifice of "Pioneer" Arizona Activists including but not limited to Glen Spenser, Kathy McKee, Laura Leighton, Rus Dove, Wes Bramhall, Clyde Philips, Cindy Kolb, and yes Yours Truly Roy Warden, aka "the Notorious Mexican Flag Burner," and activist groups like the Minutemen (including Al Garza, Chris Simcox, James Gilchrist), You Don't Speak For Me" (Col. Al Rodriquez), and MAIA (MIchele Dellacroce) set the stage for the downfall of La Raza.

WHEN I remarked this to Pima County Public Defender Margot Cowan at the Trump rally last week, Margot looked "sick." I thought she was going to puke!

14 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by KitWarden on 03/24/2016 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Donald’s Folly

Why not just annex South America and get it over with, then they all can be part of the US and stay home.

15 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Jim Kelly on 03/24/2016 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Donald’s Folly

Where are the jobs Raul? Where is the leadership? Where is border security? Why is Cuba more important than national security? What have you done to our healthcare?

Step aside Raul, you have failed us.

16 likes, 28 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 03/24/2016 at 5:49 AM

Re: “Divided

Neighborhood Plans were written to protect neighborhoods from incursion from commercial interest. Last year, when the city voted to amend the mid-town Broadmoor-Broadway Village Neighborhood Plan and the Arroyo Chico Area Plan to allow a parcel previously zoned for residential to be rezoned for parking (specifically prohibited in the neighborhood and area plans) despite overwhelming opposition from the surrounding neighborhoods, Steve Kozachik promised there would not be a domino effect. Well now, the next domino has fallen. It looks as if the current council is willing to amend those neighborhood plans as necessary, and neighborhoods accross the city will now be subject to the whims of commercial interests. BTW, the apartments raised to make way for parking?? A beautiful set of small garden aparpartments with and association to Joessler, and with Section 8 housing; no help was given to the renters pushed out of their mid-town residences.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ann Pattison on 03/22/2016 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Frontera Formations

End those temporary visas too.

Bush, same as Obama.

It's either Bernie or Trump, and I am going with Trump.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Old Pueblo Veteran on 03/21/2016 at 4:34 AM

Re: “Celebration Gone Wrong

I love u n miss u brother. I carry u in my heart and soul. U were a dam good friend. The best husband and the perfect father to Fernando Lara Jr. Justice will finally b hours. And then we can all finally rest our minds and heavy heart's.

Posted by Jake Nabor Perea on 03/21/2016 at 1:31 AM

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