There are two problem with your argument, "Frances."
1. You assume "unregulated charter schools" and "unregulated private religious schools" can be contrasted with "regulated public district schools." The fact of the matter is that there are regulations on the books that are supposed to govern public district schools, but many of them, including many of the regulations relating to financial transparency, proper bidding practices, etc., are not enforced. About the only thing in Arizona education that is uniform and reliable is lack of proper oversight, and that applies to all three sectors: charter, private, and public district. It's the Wild West, across the board.
2. Conservatives don't want three systems funded, as though this costs 3x as much as funding one system. They want the per pupil funding which is allocated once per pupil to be transportable. If it is not applied in the public system, they want parents to have the option of applying it (or part of it) in alternative schools. It's a zero sum game: when the per pupil funding leaves the public system, so does the cost of educating that child. No one is "stealing" money that belongs to public schools. The money belongs with the child, to support their education. When the child goes, the money goes, too, and that is as it should be.
I know it's hard for monopolists to give up their death-grip on the commodity and market share they've been accustomed to controlling utterly. Their rage at the interruption of their inappropriate and counter-productive privilege is a lot of what we hear in the constant, dishonest "anti-privatization" rants in Safier's blog, in these comment streams, and elsewhere. But perhaps it is time to face the truth: if districts like TUSD had actually provided high quality services and served the best interests of their former students, they wouldn't be having the problems with declining enrollment they've been having now for more than a decade.
David. I suggest you get a deck of cards and deal with it.
There is no federal law that says these havens for criminals cannot be raided and shut down. So this to holie to be arrested is simply a delusion.
Would Tucson's religious left give "sanctuary" to a white person wanted for federal income evasion, or is it only for brown people?
"He is going to deport the most dangerous criminal illegal immigrants." Oh, horrors, we can't have that. It can't be true anyway because everyone knows they are all good people who just want to help their families. They wouldn't do anything bad, would they. Not really.
Perhaps we wouldn't be having this conversation if millions of Mexicans hadn't swarmed our borders. Did the open border advocates really believe Americans would accept an invasion without pushing back.
Maybe some of Hillary's people will chalk up some sidewalks and make everyone feel better.
Run, run, the sky is falling!
8 great years. Get ready you cupcakes.
Wed. Aug 31st in a campaign speech in Phoenix.
We are going to triple the number of ICE deportation officers, Trump said. Within ICE, I am going to create a new special deportation task force focused on identifying and quickly removing the most dangerous criminal illegal immigrants in America who have evaded justice.
"Houdini-level verbal escape artists who lie, deflect, distract"...what does that remind me of, locally?
(In the Buckmaster program, the lies, deflections and distractions start at about minute 33, when David Safier first opens his mouth and starts doing his SPIN on Prop 123 spending in TUSD.)
FYI, David, the frog has already boiled and he is long since dead. The turning point may have come in 2008, when it became clear that the financial industry in this country would be allowed to get away with anything, like a naughty child whose mommy excuses his destructive bad behavior and makes the servants (in the US, the work-for-a-living, taxpaying, gullible middle class) clean up his messes for him. At this point both sides, Republican & Democrat, are fully immersed in lies, deflections, distractions, spin, all masking the fact that Wall Street and / or the billionaire class owns both major parties. Different party, different set of hedge fund managers or industrialists. "Would you like the vanilla or rainblow flavor of neo-liberal capitalist exploitation?" That's the "choice" the American political system offers us at this point.
The NYTimes has this THREAT watch beat well covered, so you can leave the national scene to them and go back to defending the Grijalva network in Tucson. From the looks of recent TUSD Board meetings, they have their own set of THREATs to deal with, and they will no doubt continue to need a lap dog to yip at their enemies for them.
(Nintzel has already been at it, with Rachael Sedgwick:
I'm surprised you haven't joined him yet.)
Special deportation force. Where does he get these things? Oh by the way. As of today it's President Trump !!
Conservatives want the taxpayers to pay for three school systems. The real public schools, the unregulated charter school profit industry, and unregulated private religious schools. They are perfectly happy to "throw money at the problem" as long as they benefit directly, like your Senate President. Put it to a Statewide vote in plain language, like they are constantly whining about for public school bonds and overrides, Do you approve of your taxpayer money going to unregulated, for profit charter schools, and unregulated private religious schools, Yes or No. Betsy DeVos tried it in Michigan and hoped her bank roll could convince the voters in that State. They voted overwhelmingly against it.
Don't expect David Safier to get the details right when he's reporting about his political adversaries. His technique is more scattershot: blast them with whatever you've got, real, distorted, and / or invented. Cf. his attacks on the IEC TKF before the TUSD Board election.
Does he care who and what gets hurt in the process? The truth, people with whom he disagrees politically, or local parents donating and volunteering generously to try to improve our schools?
Not a bit.
The most laughable portions of his blog are those where he tries to work up righteous indignation about "fake news" and distortions of THE TRUTH by his political adversaries. As if he's not guilty of same, and regularly.
Yo paster. What fake news site did you get those fake numbers from? The Onion? Newsmax? Wow, they're not even close enough to call passable BS. So sad.
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