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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch

Re: “Streets of This Town: Kick Back

But hey, there is a "surplus" for all employee's. Despite police Chief screaming for help as he cannot protect the general public, due to poor fleeted vehicles with broken, non operational lights, cannot keep up with chasing criminals before the cars break down..... Very beautiful town. Terrible irresponsible management of it.

But, hey, we are a "sanctuary city", something must be sacrificed not to enforce law against the "illegal immigrant". So, let it be the productive 78 yr old lady demonstrators, who, sacrifice beating by TPD, when, aggressively pointing fingers at them. Yep, says a lot of this beautiful lovely, "sanctuary".

3 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by Rocky29 on 03/13/2017 at 5:58 AM

Re: “Advice on Welcoming Immigrants, From SXSW

Mayor of Tucson, on the 17th of February, wouldnt give "race" for identification in car jacking of his city vehicle. As former LE, how does that help describe suspect?

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Posted by Rocky29 on 03/13/2017 at 5:51 AM

Re: “Advice on Welcoming Immigrants, From SXSW

And that was just the last 3 days.

7 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/12/2017 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Advice on Welcoming Immigrants, From SXSW

Legal immigrants are wonderful.

Illegal aliens are parasites, and worse for citizens of the United States of America.

Except for liberals that exploit them to line their pockets and build their power base.

7 likes, 32 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/12/2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Kick Back

Hillary rally?

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Posted by haha on 03/12/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Kick Back

The American dream, Hope, for Tucson liberals. Isn't it beautiful!

3 likes, 33 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/11/2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “TUSD Still Needs a New Boss

UPDATE: According to the Arizona Dept of Ed statistics TUSD has about 2663 certified classroom teachers.

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Posted by HumanBean on 03/11/2017 at 10:03 AM

Re: “TUSD Still Needs a New Boss

Hey Hupp,

Nobody is talking about faculty attrition rates, we are talking about TEACHER attrition rates. TUSD only has 2500-3000 teachers. Redo your calculations please. Beep Boop Bop Beep....

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Posted by HumanBean on 03/11/2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Political Theater: McSally Schedules Town Hall Just in Time To Scramble Critics

When Bush fails, blame all else.

23 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by 31WC on 03/11/2017 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Kick Back

You're a dump What, Again.

That's why you love living in a dump. It gives you yet another reason to be dickish.

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Posted by Dumpy people love dumpy places and Trumpy leaders on 03/11/2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “TUSD Still Needs a New Boss

TUSD is described as having 4,700 faculty members, so 400 turnover a year would be quite low. Well over 100 of that would likely be retirement which would leave true teacher turnover in the middle single digits. Private sector companies would kill to have a turnover rate of 6%.

That would suggest that TUSD teacher job satisfaction is actually much higher than national averages.

Of course, not knowing the actual numbers leaves much of this speculative. The actual numbers are knowable. TUSD almost certainly did a valid teacher job satisfaction measurement. I studied one they did back in 2011.

A really great school, a really great school district defines itself as a support mechanism for great teachers. The question that should be constantly on your mind is "How can we help you?" I found that you can increase the percentage of teachers rating their school an Excellent place to work by 7 percentage points a year. But, its hard work and most people very much want to tell teachers what to do rather than ask them what to do. That's why that excellence number has plunged nationwide.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 03/10/2017 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Kick Back

"So, Tucson" is exactly right. A dump.

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Posted by What, Again on 03/10/2017 at 8:11 PM

Re: “TUSD Still Needs a New Boss

Hmmm...shifting the blame again? Where does the buck stop?

I sure can't wait for vouchers. Then they will get their problems figured out...when they get a little quiet time.

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Posted by Concerned Mom on 03/10/2017 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Kick Back

Is that the new convention center downtown?

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Posted by I Don't Get It on 03/10/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Skeletons

How about renaming this feature Watering Hole for Dicks?

34 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Peabo on 03/10/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Skeletons

Can you hire an actually good photographer for this feature

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Posted by Palisades on 03/10/2017 at 1:24 PM

Re: “TUSD Still Needs a New Boss

Two questions for jhuppent@hotmail.com:

If there were over 400 teachers leaving per year (something that is unprecedented in the district's history) and if the district found itself unable every year since Sanchez arrived to fill all the newly created vacancies with qualified teachers rather than with outsourced, uncertified substitutes (the dearth of fully qualified teachers in TUSD has been of an entirely different scale than what other districts with similar wage rates have been experiencing) do we need an annual teacher satisfaction survey to tell us whether teacher job satisfaction deteriorated?

In a climate that has frequently been described as retaliatory, would the teachers who did fill out a "survey" circulated by administration feel confident that they could be honest about their feelings of "satisfaction" with the district without suffering blowback?

The answer most who live in this region and know the district's schools would give to both of those questions would be "No."

It remains curious that a privatizer keeps weighing in to support Sanchez. Why would that be, Jhuppent? Because he was willing to cooperate with outsourcing & reducing teacher credentialing & Basis-style misuse of AP testing & inflated and unstransparent administrative compensation packages & disparaging of desegregation judges, experts and plaintiffs & lowering deseg taxes & phasing down deseg levies after unitary status was achieved & recruiting private donations to supplement insufficient PUBLIC funding for PUBLIC schools, etc. ad nauseam?

Too bad, so sad the privatizers lost their BFF administrator of a massive PUBLIC (?) institution in Tucson. It will be interesting to see what kind of administrative behaviors the Superintendent recruited by the SUPPOSEDLY "anti-progressive" REPUTEDLY "white supremicist" Board majority comes up with. Will they be more favorable to the privatization agenda than what Sanchez came up with? It seems scarcely possible.

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Posted by Phoenix privatizers are mourning the loss of Sanchez. on 03/10/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “TUSD Still Needs a New Boss

Did teacher job satisfaction deteriorate under Sanchez? Was that deterioration more severe than the national decline which saw the percent of teachers rating themselves "Very Satisfied" fall from 62% to 39%?

TUSD was doing an annual survey so the data should be readily available.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 03/10/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Latin It Up Sandwich Shop Is Now Open on Fourth Avenue, Go Get a Cuban Sandwich

It seems they've closed now.

Posted by Firsttimecaller on 03/10/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “TUSD Still Needs a New Boss

gcb1,

Thanks for the heads up! I am always looking to grow and read new sources of information! If we don't try to learn about things from a new perspective or if we are not willing to change in light of new facts, what the hell is the point?

Why is this all coming from the comment sections? It seems like the Weekly has outsourced the leg work to the comment section. Dangerous. Step it up Weekly!

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Posted by HumanBean on 03/10/2017 at 10:14 AM

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