Mari's all about the sex workers. I remember cracking up when she made the claim that Tucson is like the sex worker capitol of the SW. Sorry, but no. There's not a hooker on every corner and Feldman's Neighborhood isn't hiding a couple of porn studios. Nice try.
A note from a retired public school teacher who did lots of things he didn't want to do because it was required. Much as some teachers and administrators (school and district) dislike the testing regimen, they are required by the state to abide by it. If someone tells you, "Sorry, it's the rules," that's the truth. What you do with that information is up to you, but remember, the people you're talking to aren't making it up or arbitrarily ignoring your wishes. Their school's funding, and maybe their jobs, are on the line here.
I love Justine! I remember her from Small Planet Bakery days, circa 1998-2000, and she, as far as I know, has always rocked!
How would you know, Fraser? She doesn't have a stated position on anything!
Here's a great letter that you can deliver to your school's principal to opt out. I encourage parents everywhere to opt out of the exam for your students. Your child's teachers and school administrators are probably on your side already. The highstakes testing has been pushed entirely by the political system and not from within the education community. If we unite we can force change.
My math is a bit rusty but the Uof Research owns 300 acres while the city of Tucson owns 500 plus, why isn't the city owned property not opened 24 hours 7 days a week or did the city let the U of Research run city owned land also? I know these strict hiking rules are dictated by the UofR not the city. Shouldn't the mayor's be waging their fingers at the city of Tucson?
"... rally to demand justice ..." What is this Mari? Government by mob violence? There are civil methods within the system to correct abberations, no need to turn this into a 3rd world mob action.
Votes, civil suits, formal complaints, attending city council meetings, publishing fact, naming names would be preferred to carrying signs and thus degrading the apparent civility of our City. Keep it orderly,
keep it safe, co-operate.
Regarding the $449,000: if this money is coming from thousands of residents within the District, it is one thing, but if it is coming from a few major fat cats who do not even live in the district, it is quite another thing for democracy.
OMG I seen a grey fox walking along the path this morning. Was so surprised.
If a school tests a student against parents' wishes or threatens to do so, parents need to make some noise. Go to the media, including this blog. In addition to protecting your child, opting out is a way to make your voice heard. If a school dares to go against your stated demand that your child not be tested, expose it.
Wow, that was fun to watch. And you are proud of this? Guess the Thais don't know any better.
Good reason to seal the border.
Hi, Jensta! I urge you to read the entire article here: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/for-the… for the full answer to that and many other questions you might have, but the short answer is that the hill has been home to a UA research facility since the 1930s, and work is always being done up there during that time. Seriously, there's a lot of fascinating info in that article. I think you'll enjoy reading it. Why not meet Mari and me at the shrine just above the trailhead at 7 a.m. on Saturday. We'd love to meet you and have you walk with us. That goes for all our readers!
I've yet to go to tumamoc but I'd like to very soon. I was super interested in this post except I'm left with only one question and maybe it's obvious but why no hiking between 7:30-5:30 weekdays?
At least she is not a Socialist Progressive.
I meant to mention this! There is also this wonderful resource to understanding the remnants of millenia of civilization on the hill: "New Perspectives on the Rock Art and Prehistoric Settlement organization of Tumamoc Hill, "Tucson, Arizona ; Edited by Gayle Harrison Hartmann and Peter C. Follow this link to reserve it and pick it up at your nearest Pima County Library: Boyle.http://librarycatalog.pima.gov/search~S8?/…
There is also this wonderful resource to understanding the remnants of millenia of civilization on the hill: "New Perspectives on the Rock Art and Prehistoric Settlement organization of Tumamoc Hill, "Tucson, Arizona ; Edited by Gayle Harrison Hartmann and Peter C. Follow this link to reserve it and pick it up at your nearest Pima County Library: Boyle.http://librarycatalog.pima.gov/search~S8?/…
Sam Smith...that was a painful read to say the least. Your opinion must be held in the highest esteem with such mastery of the English language...jk!
"To see Miller turn it around and suggest that there's a history of gun violence in Dorson's family—all so she can justify her own bizarre overreaction—is one of the most despicable acts The Skinny has ever witnessed by a local politician."
Yet, "The Skinny" won't even investigate claims that Congressman Grijalva did exactly the same to one of his constituents. Double standard?
Another Arizona tea bag that won't state her position on any controversial issue. Cut Social Security? Cut Medicare? Gay marriage? Are you happy to be the beneficiary of the Koch brothers-funded ads running attacking Ron Barber? Do you support the Citizens United decision? Martha? Crickets.
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