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Re: “Be a Voter! (Then Vote)

I think I would have liked to have you as a teacher....

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Posted by Bill Scheel on 10/25/2016 at 9:07 AM

Re: “There's a New I.E. in the TUSD Board Race

"Stop Stegeman Now"?

Really? That's all they've got in the way of messaging?

Anyone who has been watching the district for the last three years might have been inspired to blanket Tucson roadways with signs saying "Stop Sanchez Now," but then they wouldn't be supporters of Foster and Juarez, who, instead of holding Sanchez accountable, have excused every lie and every botched administrative decision. The decision to receive the ESI donations, by the way, is the end of a long string of bad decisions which started, when Sanchez first arrived in town, with Foster, Juarez, et al. backing his "reduce class sizes" initiative, which was accomplished in part by redistributing Title 1 monies intended to help poor students, but ended up in effect reducing class sizes in high-SES schools but creating hard-to-fill positions in low-SES schools on the South and West sides. Then there was the outsourcing of the management of the subs who, by-in-large, manned the classrooms which were lacking full time qualified teachers in the low-SES schools. This saved the district a lot of money by undermining the subs' benefits and in some cases reducing their wages. The outsourcing company benefited by being able to take a chunk of subs' pay, and a marketing exec at the company rewarded the Board members who recently voted to grant them a $21 million contract (Foster & Juarez) by donating to their desperate campaigns to win RE-election. (Why were they desperate? Because by the time the 2016 elections rolled around, the community was up in arms about their total inability to say NO to the district's ongoing disastrous mismanagement, which included, astoundingly, the mismanaged-in-chief persuading Foster, Juarez, et al. to make him the highest paid Superintendent in Arizona in return for his willingness to continue damaging a district that mis-educates and underserves 40-something-thousand of our students every year.)

But keep weighing in on their side, David. They say they are "progressive," which in Tucson apparently means nothing more than that they are willing to take direction from the Grijalvas. It obviously doesn't mean what it might be understood to mean in cities that aren't in the grip of this kind of institutionalized malfeasance: ability to make decisions in office that actually protect the wellbeing of the most vulnerable members of our community.

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Posted by "Stop Sanchez Now" would be better. on 10/25/2016 at 8:18 AM

Re: “There's a New I.E. in the TUSD Board Race

Hey, David -- I heard that one of those who recruits donations for TUSD Kids First was able to leverage the outrage over your smear pieces on that IEC into thousands of dollars more donations. So you yourself may be personally responsible for inspiring the donations that funded the newest batch of signs put up -- the ones that say Foster + Juarez = Closed Schools and something to the effect of teachers don't like Foster.

Job well done. Keep up the good work.

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Posted by Say what you will, you are losing this battle, David. on 10/24/2016 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Will Hispanics Help Elect Hillary in Arizona? 'Nah,' Said Jan Brewer, 'They don’t get out and vote.’

I am a snowbird and I vote in my home state (Alaska). I'm a nasty woman voting for Hillary.

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Posted by Janet Carricaburu Bailey on 10/24/2016 at 8:03 PM

Re: “There's a New I.E. in the TUSD Board Race

Safier is nothing more than a hack for the Grijalva's. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Just stuff the taxpayer dollars in his pocket and feel assuaged for his white guilt.

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Posted by What, Again on 10/24/2016 at 6:31 PM

Re: “World View Case Update

"Pima County has had much more luck demonizing the Goldwater Institute than it has had defending the World View deal."

Isn't that typical of Pima County's actions? It's the same old Alinsky method that democrats live by. The facts can be damned, let's attack their character.

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Posted by B. Zarro on 10/24/2016 at 4:07 PM

Re: “There's a New I.E. in the TUSD Board Race

Unfortunately they are. Your friend.

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Posted by Debbi L on 10/24/2016 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Be a Voter! (Then Vote)

If you follow reviews by lawyers and respondents from trials, there is no need to put them on the ballot. What happened to the media doing courtroom watch and reporting some of the antics going on? Budget cuts from loss of revenue one would bet.

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Posted by Judge Judy on 10/24/2016 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Be a Voter! (Then Vote)

To answer my own question:

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Posted by Scott85730 on 10/24/2016 at 3:25 PM

Re: “There's a New I.E. in the TUSD Board Race

David, your a piece of work. Really, we don't know anything about them. All you need to do is read their signs. ALL dollars outside of the District by three PACs. So you chastise the business people of Tucson with kids in the District but are mum on this IE. Let me try to help you since it is all over the web. They are primarily supported by three PACS with little connection to Tucson.

Livable Communities PAC out of DC (affiliated with Raul G). Money from the National Air Traffic Controllers and an Indian tribe out of Alabama, They really care about our kids.

Arizona List PAC. Money from Emily List and the like to promote pro-choice woman. Huh.

Great Schools Now PAC. Money from the Education Union out of Phoenix. See Phoenix does care about Tucson afterall.

So our choice is to believe people that live here, work here and have kids at TUSD like those at TUSD Kids First or all your friends in Washington DC and Phoenix. Great piece of journalism here David. The Weekly should be proud.

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Posted by your friend on 10/24/2016 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Be a Voter! (Then Vote)

Where can I find pertinent information on Judge Records (retain or no)?

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Posted by Scott85730 on 10/24/2016 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Our Spoiled State Firing and Hiring System

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Posted by Lou B on 10/24/2016 at 2:20 PM

Re: “There's a New I.E. in the TUSD Board Race

This article says it is Raul Grijalva and the Mayor of Tucson.

Isn't that illegal?

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Posted by Dave Nelson on 10/24/2016 at 1:24 PM
Posted by Don Wilhelm on 10/24/2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “American Babylon: Former GOP Chairman Michael Steele at the Third Presidential Debate

Makes me wonder if he was one of the paid Donald Ducks that violated federal election laws.

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Posted by Starving Artist on 10/24/2016 at 11:05 AM

Re: “American Babylon: Former GOP Chairman Michael Steele at the Third Presidential Debate

Hey isn't this the guy that disrupted the Tucson Trump rally? Wikileaks showed some protesters were paid. Project Veritas has the video of Dem operatives that were hired to try to incite violence.

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Posted by Kathy L Kennedy on 10/24/2016 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Be a Voter! (Then Vote)

So when you talk to Hillary Clinton you say "you are a liar and a cheater?"

She is what she does. And she does it often

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Posted by Ralph Waldo on 10/24/2016 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Will Hispanics Help Elect Hillary in Arizona? 'Nah,' Said Jan Brewer, 'They don’t get out and vote.’

Patriotic hispanics support border enforcement.

And don't kid yourselves. Whites are law abiding citizens. Except for the Clintons. They are criminals.

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Posted by Rodrigo Rodriguez on 10/24/2016 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Will Hispanics Help Elect Hillary in Arizona? 'Nah,' Said Jan Brewer, 'They don’t get out and vote.’

What she meant to say is, "Nah, doesn't matter if they get out and vote. In Arizona, our corrupt Republican Secretary of State will make sure that their votes don't count."

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Posted by skinnyman on 10/24/2016 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'Cosmic Love Song No. 23' by Louise Le Hir

Beautifully and sympathetically written, as always, Billy. Great to see you in a regular forum these days.

And, damn, Louise; that's a knock-out song.

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Posted by Carl Hanni on 10/24/2016 at 8:01 AM

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