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Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

Romans 4:4 ESV

Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due.

Why then would God treat those doing His work as less than the vineyard workers?

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Posted by Rat T on 02/14/2017 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Does TUSD Board Member Rachael Sedgwick Want to Fire Superintendent, General Counsel at the Tuesday Board Meeting?

How fitting they should hold the meeting at the vacated Duffy location. That was one of the first TUSD schools to be destroyed. Metaphorically speaking that is.

Way too much politics.

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Posted by Rat T on 02/14/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

Frances Perkins - who are you to set the goal post, judge who is and who is not a "True Christian"?

So to you no "True Christian" would have a business enterprise in the United States of America? No "True Christian" would have a job as a teacher and accept a salary?

Notice to all retired Christian public school teachers - return your retirement checks or be condemned, according to the almighty frances perkins.

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Posted by What, Again on 02/14/2017 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

They don't skip it, "Frances," they just apply it selectively. Just like every lapdog, on the right and on the left, does. Including you. (You're constantly yammering about failures of financial transparency of charters and privates applying vouchers, but when TUSD stacks its audit committee with employees of the district or claims things in its self-reporting that are not independently verified by an external audit, or fails to apply deseg funds in the way the court-approved plan requires, or violates Open Meeting Laws in how it determines the goals upon which the Superintendent will be awarded his annual inflated bonus, or rubber stamps a ludicrous, inexcusable, extortionate compensation package for the Superintendent, not a peep from you.)

Here's how you can tell genuinely disinterested, public spirited commenters, when there is any discussion of applying moral standards to politicians: they apply their standards uniformly to all comers, public, private; right, left; Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green, Independent -- you name it.

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Posted by How to tell concerned citizens from LAPDOGS on 02/14/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

If Falwell was a true Christian and real proponent of "religious liberty" he claims he is, then he would teach students, with just love in his heart and certainly not charge them ANYTHING. And he certainly would not want ANY government money, guaranteed loans or anything. Because that would spoil his Liberty. But as usual, flaming hypocrisy is greater than any religious pronouncements. "Woe to you scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows' houses, and for pretense, say long prayers, therefore you will receive greater condemnation." Mathew 23:14. Of course they skip that one at Liberty.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 02/14/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Does TUSD Board Member Rachael Sedgwick Want to Fire Superintendent, General Counsel at the Tuesday Board Meeting?

There's still time for Adelita to organize a 'chain-in' of children of illegal aliens to take over the meeting.

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Posted by What, Again on 02/14/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Does TUSD Board Member Rachael Sedgwick Want to Fire Superintendent, General Counsel at the Tuesday Board Meeting?

The Call to the Audience tonight should be interesting. It would be reasonable to conclude that many of those who've been on the receiving end of damage related to the constant lies and shocking incompetence of the last three years will be using the opportunity to tell their stories and express their opinions about which way the vote should go.

Personally, I'll be watching for Stegeman's vote on the issue. He and some of his University High School (UHS) separate site buddies may have made some progress in bringing Sanchez -- who is no friend to either desegregation or increased opportunities for low-SES students like those enrolled at Rincon -- around to their way of thinking on that particular issue. If he votes "no" on Superintendent termination, that will probably be the reason why.

(Though "UHS separate site" may seem like a small issue, to anyone who has been near UHS during the last decade, it is clear that for the hard core "separate-siters," many of whom are well connected and one of whom is a former head of the local teachers' union, this issue is the BE ALL, END ALL of their existence. They will mow down anything in their path to get it accomplished, including an opportunity to rid the district of disastrously bad leadership.)

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Posted by Watch for Stegeman's Vote on the Issue on 02/14/2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Does TUSD Board Member Rachael Sedgwick Want to Fire Superintendent, General Counsel at the Tuesday Board Meeting?

Thanks for the heads up, David, though most who follow the district knew about this already.

The interesting question, though, is "Why is David Safier publicizing the event?"

Is it because Safier's friends have already struck some sort of deal that they believe will stack the way the meeting plays out to make Sedgwick look bad?

After following your commentary on TUSD for three years, that's the only reason I can think for you to recommend that people watch this Board meeting.

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Posted by Why is Safier publicizing this agenda item? on 02/14/2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

Estimated Cost of attendance for in-state undergrads at over $25K per year in our state university system -- and this in a "public" university that just raised over $1 billion in private funds for itself -- is not "as nearly free as possible."

Dare we guess that the greater portion of those private funds raised by a public institution will go, not to benefit students or reduce the burdensome cost of tuition, but to support donors' concerns, e.g. improved research facilities / funding in areas that benefit industries?

In any case, we won't get any reporting on the topic from Safier. The Arizona Medical Association recently issued a vote of no confidence in the leadership of the University of Arizona medical school system. Every physician or health care professional I've spoken with locally says there are serious concerns in the medical community about Banner's takeover of UMC and the quality of care delivered subsequent to that takeover. Pima Community College has been experiencing disruptions in service delivery and accreditation. Sub labor was outsourced in TUSD, reducing wages and destroying long term subs' ability to qualify for benefits. Do we hear about any of these serious issues from David Safier?

No.

Why? Dare we guess it is because the politicians for whom he serves as an obedient little lapdog are on the wrong side of that slew of issues which damage our local educational system and exploit students?

"Yip, yip," David. Keep it up. Lap dogs make great guard dogs for some folks (filthy political networks), but not for others (students who are being exploited and poorly served as the voracious wolves on both sides of the political fence continue to raid the public ed henhouses that should be providing quality education services "as nearly free as possible.")

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Posted by More yipping from the best local PCDP lapdog on 02/14/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

This is ideological war based upon a tax status. For-profit graduate 2-year (certification/certificate) students at a rate of more than double their non-profit peers. The default rates are bad, some recruiting practices were horrible, but the community colleges that have almost equal default rates and entrance standards gobble up government funding without judgement because of their tax status.

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Posted by DK200B on 02/14/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

That was brilliant What, Again. But why only two of the sexes?

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Posted by Aren't there four, or five? on 02/14/2017 at 9:37 AM

Re: “The Activist Question

I find it interesting that they pick up litter at the border but they won't do it here in Tucson. Holy litter?

Batman.

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Posted by Rat T on 02/14/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “The Activist Question

The indian Mike Wilson who has been doing this for years NEEDS to go to jail. Yes you may think you are saving a life but you can be killing others. A rancher was killed by one of these illegals.

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Posted by ILLEGALSKILL on 02/14/2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “The Activist Question

It needs to be illegal to provide water. These same groups ALSO provide trail maps. I"m surprised you don't provide Tiki Bars and RVs. The drug mules use the water and bring drugs to the US which kills our people.

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Posted by ILLEGALSKILL on 02/14/2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Best Mexican Restaurant in South Tucson

I love Mexican food! I was just living in Canada for the past couple of years and they do not have many Mexican options up there. Now that I'm back in the States and by Arizona I am so excited to get some good food! http://www.elmolinitos.com/

Posted by plassila on 02/14/2017 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

Arizona Constitution, Article 11 Section 6.

The university and all other state educational institutions shall be open to students of both sexes, and the instruction furnished shall be as nearly free as possible.

What happened?

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Posted by What, Again on 02/14/2017 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

David Safier is right here. But it doesn't matter. His reporting on TUSD is completely compromised by the sad fact that his nose is so far up the asses of the superintendent and assorted lackeys. You whiff shit just reading the stuff. And what does that say for the Weekly? There's not even pretend objectivity here. Go read his latest, gushy brown-nosing on Kristel Foster's FB page. You'll see what I mean. Tucson deserves better than this crap.

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Posted by school guard on 02/13/2017 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Historic House

Built 1919
Address 19 (7+3+9)
Planned before Dr Khalifa was even born coincidence i think not
The GOD is ONE HIS System is one

Posted by Alpha 19 on 02/13/2017 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education." -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

The founders understood the importance of education and an educated electorate to maintaining a nation controlled by the people and their elected representatives.

Those who are in power now would do well to remember that part of what made America great in the first place was public education.

Unfortunately, those in power today know full well that to maintain their control of the people they must take away any opportunity to see behind their facade and discover the house of cards build upon a foundation of maintaining fear and the control of information. Freedom of speech and the freedom of the press have never been in such peril.

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Posted by sgsmith on 02/13/2017 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

My first time was in an outhouse outside Lynchburg, Virginia.

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Posted by Falwell on 02/13/2017 at 8:05 PM

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