McCain is a coward, plain and simple. It's time for him to go.
Excuse me, is this your tin foil hat?
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Correlation isn't causation but proof of causation starts with correlation. In this case, Safire is making a anecdotal case that charter public schools are hurting Arizona education when clearly this is not the case. Measured academic gains were the highest in the nation for 2011 to 2015. And, the evidence exgtends outside of test scores. In 1992, juveniles in Arizona committed 70 murders. By 2012, that had dropped to a stunning 7 murders.
6th poorest city in the country, and DAMN proud of it!
Don't be fooled by this story. McCain is working together with Hillary and the Bush's to weaken the US into a banana republic status for their new world order. We must redistribute Americas wealth. They will steal elections to accomplish it.
Fix the roads!
That explains this:
“The further a society strays from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it.” – George Orwell
Does anyone really care what music the mayor likes? How about running the city? When are we going to progress in the handling of traffic?
It is not David's job to tell the truth here, or even bring accurate reporting. We know he won't because he is not part of the media. But where is the media that used to do that as a service to the public for their very protected existence under freedom of the press?
They have also chosen to lie to us, and simply scoof at their responsibility.
And just think- Pam wants to write laws for me and my children, and can't even follow the rules/laws. NO WAY! Vote only one- Ana Henderson for LD9
David, it sounds like you should listen to your wife more often. Why is it that you don't?
McCain is planning another four years of not doing his job, like all the others. I plan to start voting for congress members for a max of four years from now on. Obstructionism is the worst form of denying the people their voice and their vote. You, Sir, do not speak for me.
Shouldn't that be "Chauncey Gardner"?
McCain is worthless idiot, he has lost his mind, he be voted out 33 yrs is too long
pretty cool, Mr. Mayor!
Hillary Clinton told us exactly what kind of Justices she would nominate during the 2nd debate. If she was being honest (big if) I can't fault McCain for knowing he would vote against any of her nominations.
All the more reason to vote for Ann Kirkpatrick!!!!!!!!
Ex-Arizonan calling others troll when your doing the same lol
I'm interested in the portion of David's blog where he writes, "If you want to find poorly run charter schools where the people who "own" them are out for a quick buck at the expense of the children, look at schools serving children from low income families, whether black, brown or white."
That's also true of public district schools, David: If you want to find poorly run public district schools where the people who govern and administer them are out for a quick buck at the expense of the children, look at public district systems serving primarily children from low income families.
What's the solution to creating educational institutions that can deliver sound services to low SES constituencies? Having transparency laws on the books is not enough; any honest examination of how well having Arizona Open Meeting Law on the books actually yields practices in our public school districts that support easy access of information for constituents will tell you that. You might also want to look at how much good it does for the media to provide constituents in poor school districts with information on central administrative bloat, improper relationships between Board members and contractors, and outrageously inflated central administration compensation packages. When these facts about certain public districts are widely publicized, does the dissemination of this information result in change of leadership at the Board level, or is the electorate insufficiently engaged to understand what this information means and to act on it? What happens with the TUSD Board election this November will be an interesting local "test case" for this.
In any case, something more than putting transparency laws on the books is required to protect the best interests of our most vulnerable citizens. In a context where the enforcement model is complaint driven, as it is with Arizona Open Meeting Law, enforcement depends upon constituents, advocacy organizations, or journalists knowing the law, watching the institutions, reporting on what is going on , filing complaints and asking for improvement.
You have not been and you continue not to be part of that process because you make no effort to provide reporting that is accurate and reasonably complete on what is happening in the schools -- both public district and charter -- that serve low SES constituencies. The premise behind your posts is always that there is some magical superiority to public district schools and that defending the entrenched, vested interests in these institutions is to defend the interest of the poor. That is simply not the case, and continuing to send that message to the public and to the Pima County Democratic Party (your real target audience here) is making yourself part of the problem rather than part of the solution.
jhuppent: Correlation does not show causation. Get some sort of comparison group before you start boasting of proof. Better yet - how about a real study?
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