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Re: “A Broke Student’s Guide

"Coffee is a vital part of college life." Interesting thesis. I got through college without drinking a single cup, and so can anyone else. If coffee were a necessary beverage, coffee plants would grow naturally in the local area.
The article indicates a lack of integrity on the part of the writer, mixing some serious and good information with some that is stupid and irresponsible. Is the Weekly so hard up for cash that they can't afford to hire a good writer?

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Posted by Starcommand on 08/26/2016 at 1:54 AM

Re: “What John Oliver Said About Charter Schools

No it isn't. You sound just like Washington insiders opposing Donald Trump to preserve their income. Had enough, and we have nothing more to lose. Change is coming.

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Posted by Tony V on 08/25/2016 at 8:20 PM

Re: “World View Case Moves Forward After Motion Denied

Yes they did.

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Posted by Debbi L on 08/25/2016 at 8:17 PM

Re: “The Skinny

So they should have said 35?

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Posted by Larry McNeil on 08/25/2016 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Great writing as usual. It gives hope and optimism for the future, and that's what we need now in these troubled times.

Posted by Ronaldo Walkero on 08/25/2016 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Crooked Teeth and a New Brewery

I'm looking forward to the opening day as well! :)

Posted by jonralston on 08/25/2016 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Media Watch

John Justice just left The Truth 104fm station. Did you know that?

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Posted by MrUltimate on 08/25/2016 at 7:26 PM

Re: “House Race

In a few more years, Frogge may be ready to serve effectively in the Legislature. She has much energy and spirit, but in debate with Engle, Engle emerges as the more prepared if not more connected candidate. I believe Engle is ready now to move forward alongside Mach.

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Posted by gcb1 on 08/25/2016 at 6:25 PM

Re: “What John Oliver Said About Charter Schools

Huppenthal and / or whoever may be commenting under jhuppent@hotmail.com:

Motivation is important. Student and parent engagement are important.

Employing professional teachers who have an ACCURATE understanding of how learning works and what the best methods are in each of the subject areas is also critically important, and, as I have pointed out before, when you pay professionals with college degrees (and many of them with master's degrees) in their fields the paltry "salaries" they are paid in this state, you will not be able to retain the kind of professional educators that can most benefit students in Arizona classrooms.

Decision makers in the field of education in this state seem to believe it is possible to go back to how the profession was managed before educated women had other professional opportunities. These days, women are not constrained to "teacher, nurse, or secretary." The unavailability of other options (and the fact that most teachers were women whose husbands were the main wage earners in their families) is what kept salaries in the profession depressed for so long. These days, if you want to retain the most qualified people in the profession, you have to compete with salaries in medicine, law, business.

A friends knows of former classmates at the University of Vermont College of Education, where she got her teaching credentials, who after a couple of decades in the teaching profession are making over $100K per year. Teaching in Tucson, this woman is making $40-something K with the same number of years of experience.

If you're so interested in free market models perhaps you should do a little more research in the area of human resources and human capital. Paying teachers as little as we do is destroying our education system in this state.

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Posted by Clearer Understanding Needed on Both Sides of Fence on 08/25/2016 at 4:39 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Well it sure beats watching reruns of Ice Road Truckers... You can't make this s..t up!

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Posted by Kommon Cents on 08/25/2016 at 3:53 PM

Re: “The Skinny

"40+ years of Democratic control," unless you count 1991-1996, when the board was controlled by Republicans.

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Posted by Tom Prezelski on 08/25/2016 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Silicon Valley Businesses Move to Phoenix—Because It's Cheaper

Have a nice day.

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Posted by What is this town thinking? on 08/25/2016 at 3:12 PM

Re: “The Real Madness

You left out Nixon. His administration created the "schedule" system, and put marijuana on Schedule 1. When people, including scientists and physicians, objected, he created a blue ribbon panel to study the matter, and then promptly ignored their findings. Marijuana has continued to be on Schedule 1 ever since, for no good reason, other than the fact that Nixon associated its use with "hippies" and "negroes."

Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 08/25/2016 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Silicon Valley Businesses Move to Phoenix—Because It's Cheaper

Speaking of smart phones, I really wanted to edit my most recent post...but my phone vexed me!

"...what Tucson has to offer ON." Really?!

D'oh!

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 08/25/2016 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Silicon Valley Businesses Move to Phoenix—Because It's Cheaper

Clown:

Who says I'm not out enjoying what Tucson has to offer on? There's this new technology called a smart phone. Get your head out from down below before you suffocate.

Sure, Tucson has fat cats, but there is definitely more of a sense of community in this town than Maricopa County could even imagine. Around here, it's more of a team effort; up there, it's all about me and what I can do for myself.

And do you believe that Maricopa County doesn't have their fair share of poor people? Please, remove the blinders before it's too late.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 08/25/2016 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Silicon Valley Businesses Move to Phoenix—Because It's Cheaper

What exactly are you promoting? You talk about trolls or trolling, but when I look at your comments, you are the one doing the trolling. If Tucson were perfect why waste your time coming here? Get out and enjoy it. Insulting others serves little or no purpose. Why be content with accomplishing little? Many of us are struggling and choose not to live in Phoenix. Tucson has it's fat cats and they like it just the way it is. Cheap labor and little progress. Why is that?

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Posted by What is this town thinking? on 08/25/2016 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Silicon Valley Businesses Move to Phoenix—Because It's Cheaper

What is this clown thinking?:

Obviously, you're not familiar with Wrong, Again and his history of posting flat-out nonsense on this site...or you're him doubling-down on the trollness (is this a word?) he/you (?) specializes in. It's hard to tell if either of you are actually different people because neither of you have the stones to establish an account on this site.

Wrong, Again ALWAYS blames the "illegals" and the "evil liberals" for everything he sees wrong with Arizona. He, like yourself, thinks that Phoenix is "light years" (Ha Ha Ha Ha!) ahead. Sure, they have an edge on Tucson in certain ways, but not because of the foolish reasons Wrong, Again or yourself may see as the "truth".

Open your eyes, or if you're like or if you are Wrong, Again...get your head out of your nether regions. Phoenix and the surrounding areas get more work done with AZDOT and with business opportunities because that's the area where most of the greedy fat cats who stuff the politicians' pockets reside. It's been that way for a long time, so it's time for you short-sighted trolls to notice it.

Bonus!: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Eglgj77T0rk

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 08/25/2016 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

What a story Brian. We were neighbors as kids.

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Posted by Not a native but darn close on 08/25/2016 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Silicon Valley Businesses Move to Phoenix—Because It's Cheaper

Thanks AZ/DC because I also believe what whatagain stated. To think anything else would be folly. Just look at what they do and don't do. Phoenix is light years ahead. They have higher home values and lower property taxes. We have been forced to try to develop a future by isolating ourselves from reality.

Your post accomplished nothing but name calling.

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Posted by What is this town thinking? on 08/25/2016 at 1:58 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Deeply disappoint that you failed to include the fake "fell in a pothole" escapade.

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Posted by Buff Crone on 08/25/2016 at 1:54 PM

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