And just think- Pam wants to write laws for me and my children, and can't even follow the rules/laws. NO WAY! Vote only one- Ana Henderson for LD9
David, it sounds like you should listen to your wife more often. Why is it that you don't?
McCain is planning another four years of not doing his job, like all the others. I plan to start voting for congress members for a max of four years from now on. Obstructionism is the worst form of denying the people their voice and their vote. You, Sir, do not speak for me.
McCain is worthless idiot, he has lost his mind, he be voted out 33 yrs is too long
pretty cool, Mr. Mayor!
Hillary Clinton told us exactly what kind of Justices she would nominate during the 2nd debate. If she was being honest (big if) I can't fault McCain for knowing he would vote against any of her nominations.
All the more reason to vote for Ann Kirkpatrick!!!!!!!!
I'm interested in the portion of David's blog where he writes, "If you want to find poorly run charter schools where the people who "own" them are out for a quick buck at the expense of the children, look at schools serving children from low income families, whether black, brown or white."
That's also true of public district schools, David: If you want to find poorly run public district schools where the people who govern and administer them are out for a quick buck at the expense of the children, look at public district systems serving primarily children from low income families.
What's the solution to creating educational institutions that can deliver sound services to low SES constituencies? Having transparency laws on the books is not enough; any honest examination of how well having Arizona Open Meeting Law on the books actually yields practices in our public school districts that support easy access of information for constituents will tell you that. You might also want to look at how much good it does for the media to provide constituents in poor school districts with information on central administrative bloat, improper relationships between Board members and contractors, and outrageously inflated central administration compensation packages. When these facts about certain public districts are widely publicized, does the dissemination of this information result in change of leadership at the Board level, or is the electorate insufficiently engaged to understand what this information means and to act on it? What happens with the TUSD Board election this November will be an interesting local "test case" for this.
In any case, something more than putting transparency laws on the books is required to protect the best interests of our most vulnerable citizens. In a context where the enforcement model is complaint driven, as it is with Arizona Open Meeting Law, enforcement depends upon constituents, advocacy organizations, or journalists knowing the law, watching the institutions, reporting on what is going on , filing complaints and asking for improvement.
You have not been and you continue not to be part of that process because you make no effort to provide reporting that is accurate and reasonably complete on what is happening in the schools -- both public district and charter -- that serve low SES constituencies. The premise behind your posts is always that there is some magical superiority to public district schools and that defending the entrenched, vested interests in these institutions is to defend the interest of the poor. That is simply not the case, and continuing to send that message to the public and to the Pima County Democratic Party (your real target audience here) is making yourself part of the problem rather than part of the solution.
jhuppent: Correlation does not show causation. Get some sort of comparison group before you start boasting of proof. Better yet - how about a real study?
But charter schools were not pumping out little communistic activists. The public's have a lock on that.
Refusing to consider POTUS selections to the Supreme Court is a violation of the Senate oath to bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution. That makes McCain a traitor in my eyes.
This is why I no longer vote for McCain, he just isn't the man I voted for in the 90's. What happened to that maverick, that stood up for his state and it's people, regardless,if his party agreed or not. I am a Democrat that voted for McCain because I liked that he stood up for all Arizonans....no longer....
Amusing to see Rat, aka, the Pima County Tea Party mouthpiece, try to spin a right-wing comment out of this! Apparently the Neanderthals only have read PART of the Constitution.
As a fellow Vietnam Veteran I have admired Sen McCain for many years. But he just lost my vote. What we don't need is another four years of demagoguery and obstructionism. I'm voting for Ann.
Arizona is number one in charter school choice and from 2011 to 2015 we were number one in combined math and reading gains on the NAEP test from 2011 4th grade to 2015 8th grsde.
This is how Republicans think these days: if they don't win then the rules must be unfair. Sen McCain should be ashamed of himself. He and so many of his fellow Republicans have become so arrogant that democracy is just a nuisance to them.
Too old. He's always said stupid stuff. Remember "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran? " He also shamelessly and cynically brought stupid people, like Sarah Palin, into national politics. People don't improve w/ age in their 80's. Anyone who has taken care of elderly relatives knows this.
All I can say is thank God we who can't afford private schools have an option besides our mediocre-to-awful public school system. More charter schools please.
The hell with McCain...this old used up dirtbag needs to be put out to pasture !...He has no platform and changes his mind everyday !.....another perfect example why they need to put term limits into place !
Prejudice – an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason. 2. any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.
When any elected representative makes a statement that he/she will perform his/her duties in accordance to their own personal prejudices that elected official needs to go.
When party loyalty trumps serving ALL the constituents a representative democracy no longer exists. Unfortunately for America, he is not the only so-called representative to sell out the people to maintain good standing with a party.
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