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Re: “The Democratic Party's Progressive Education Platform

Pick up the book "Government Waste From A-Z" If only concerned Americans had heeded the warning 30 years ago. Mr Gross was spot on. It would still work today. Sorry my snark has become usual, but after a lifetime of commenting, little progress has been made.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/20/2016 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Turkey's Failed Coup Attempt: The Charter School Connection

Aaron Johnson: Yes, precisely. If the U.S. had an appropriate level of commitment to education, and generally higher educational standards, then the need for foreign skilled workers would be reduced.

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Posted by Mark Stegeman on 07/20/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Turkey's Failed Coup Attempt: The Charter School Connection

How about readers on any side or wanting to be informed look at the sources mentioned in paragraph 3, then please come back and post comments; I remember reading about this. Also, my opinion is that the h-1b guest worker program, aside from serving as a bipartisan supported wage-cutting and corporate support measure, does truly help our economy, not least for making up the public's bipartisan commitment to avoid training K-12 and college kids in skills and trades.

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 07/20/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Another Look at TUSD Salary Hikes and Prop 123

Sorry Public Ed. If the State would fund schools properly you would not need the debate about overrides and bonds. We spend $20,000 per inmate in prisons a year and can't spend $5000 per student. The State government run by Republicans for 30 years, systematically defund education from Pre-K to universities every year, they have lost every lawsuit in inadequate funding, facilities, O&M, etc., and your never ending whining about TUSD is unproductive. You are arguing about whether the crew or the passengers broke the dishes in the dining room on the Titanic. And, yes I am a property tax payer in TUSD. I hope to sign your petition to run for the TUSD board soon. At least you can find out Sanchez's salary, try that with BASIS ceo and administrators.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 07/20/2016 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Pocketbook Politics

Absolutely support increasing the minimum wage. Taxpayers subsidize businesses that underpay workers. If you can't run a business paying decent wages, maybe you shouldn't be in business.

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Posted by Robin Steinberg 1 on 07/20/2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Turkey's Failed Coup Attempt: The Charter School Connection

Scott Wilson: The h-1b guest worker program brings a great number of technically skilled workers to the U.S. Without those workers augmenting the pool of highly skilled U.S. workers, many U.S. firms would have had a hard time preserving the U.S. position of technological leadership in IT and other areas. If increasing repression in Turkey causes more of those professionals to seek the safer haven of the U.S., then I hope we welcome them. It is Turkey's loss and our gain.

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Posted by Mark Stegeman on 07/20/2016 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Turkey's Failed Coup Attempt: The Charter School Connection

I do not think that the ethnicity of the personnel of the Sonoran Science Academies is relevant to any discussion of those schools. They may be good or bad. Their curriculum may be strong or weak. But please leave the ethnic profiling out of it.

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Posted by Mark Stegeman on 07/20/2016 at 9:01 AM
Posted by CW13 on 07/20/2016 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Sounds From Day One of the Republican National Convention

Six exclamation points in the first two sentences? Might be time to switch to decaff, Bisbee Boy.

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Posted by Peabo on 07/20/2016 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Sounds From Day One of the Republican National Convention

Thanks, Bryan, for this fascinating report. I was mesmerized listening to all the different voices and points of view expressed as you wandered through the crowds.

I'll be looking forward to reading and seeing your blog.

Keep up the great job you're doing.

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Posted by Manuel on 07/20/2016 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Turkey's Failed Coup Attempt: The Charter School Connection

Apparently, the people of Turkey have demonstrated their preference for an autocrat and a loss of personal freedom. Sad.

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Posted by Gandalf on 07/20/2016 at 7:33 AM

Re: “The Verdict is in and the Show Will Go On

Notable that metro Phoenix, with its 4+ million residents, had substantially fewer donors than Tucson.

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Posted by DRW on 07/20/2016 at 7:01 AM

Re: “Turkey's Failed Coup Attempt: The Charter School Connection

No one can deny the human toll caused by the recent events in Turkey; however, based on the previous action of Erdogan and the extremely anemic numbers of troops and equipment involved in the purported coup attempt, I question whether this was an actual attempt to overthrow the current Turkish president or an elaborate pretext to justify the mass arrests and reinstatement of the death penalty in Turkey to facilitate the elimination of Erdogan’s enemies. In addition, if taken at face value, these events make it very difficult for the United States to deny surrendering Gulen based on this country’s attempts to have suspects accused of terrorist attacks against the United States extradited.

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/20/2016 at 2:59 AM

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