Best education possible for our young people. Seems like a pretty simple goal that usually gets lost in the self serving education discussions. Economics 101 tells us that monopolies are not the best organization to deliver goods or services. They tend to serve the service provider and not the service recipient. Public schools are structured monopolies. If you don't want to use them you still have to pay for them, as well as the school system you select. Charter schools help keep the monopolies honest and offer an alternative to families who can't afford two tuitions. Assume the NAACP is carrying water for the school monopoly service providers/unions. Good to see someone going to bat for the Charter schools.
Much of the water that AZ agriculture uses is wasted on low-value crops like alfalfa, which is mainly used for cattle feed. Americans are going to have to eat a lot less beef in the near future if we are going to successfully conserve water to the extent necessary.
The charter school movement is a Trojan Horse, the goal of which is to weaken the political power of teachers' unions. That is the main reason why it has attracted right-wing support. Conservatives only care about "school choice" when it involves their own children.
Gee, I wonder how popular they'd be without the cocktails. The quote in the last sentence is the most dispiriting sentiment I've read all week.
Not all charters are for-profit. Some non-profit charter schools are doing a good job and have grass roots supports from parents and the communities surrounding them.
Stop the smear job, David. Your approach is, as always, too broad-brush to be meaningful or properly informative; it is ideologically driven partisan hackery.
How's TUSD doing serving the African American community?
What did we just hear about the last round of AZ Merit scores?
Why do people want "choice"?
It's because districts like the one where your sadly underperforming friends control the governing board are not delivering high quality services to their students, David.
We’re they sure that was dog food? I’ve seen “Fried Green Tomatoes” and the last thing you want to do it piss off a little old lady.
One-stop-shopping: He thought he’d get wasted with a hot date, instead be got incarcerated with a court date.
Sounds like a pretty good 'splain to me!
That Green Valley Grin comes from living good again!
How much longer are we as a nation going to allow, and even support, this idea that turning over public institutions to private business interests is good for the country. We have privatized schools, privatized hospitals, privatized prisons, privatized probation services with no end in sight and the only thing we have learned is they do not save money, they turn vulnerable people into revenue streams and they further the growing idea that nothing works in America anymore, which in turn has fueled the idea that somehow a businessman is going to save America.
Keep the laws as they are. Legalize MJ and you take away a very lucrative side business that I, and many Arizonans enjoy!
I move about 1 pound a week to friends and co-workers. No unknown buyers. Very safe.
I only deal in high quality home grown and hydro, no mexican dirt weed!
I take in about $600 profit of unreported income per week!
Why would anyone buy mexican dirt weed when they can get high quality herb for a few dollars more?
Great article but a few mistakes need to be corrected: EON not ION youth program. Also, proofreading must be a lost art...at least get the names correct.
I used to admire Senator McCain, both for his service and for his willingness to stand apart from party for the good of the nation. That McCain died during his presidential campaign. Now, he's a sad, pathetic shadow of himself and we need to retire him to Sun City.
Negative arguments regarding desalinization are abundant. Costly, energy inefficient, high carbon foot print contributing to greenhouse gas effect, negative environmental impact resulting from excessive brine. Conservation is easier, cheaper and can be accomplished at corporate, institutional, and individual levels.
A typo? Perhaps "sold"?
Someone is no longer a maverick - if he ever was. He's become a blithering embarrassment.
What the hell does that mean? It's a poster. It's an image. If he saw a picture of it, he saw it.
I take exception, in part, to your response to Mandilón in Manhattan. This part, "But, like El Norte, Mexican culture keeps coarsening, making pinche more acceptable than ever." This is an answer from a Mexican Mexican.
Mandilón, excuse me, "pussy-whipped pocho" asks if pinche is a "bad" word among Mexican-americans. You reply that "#fucktrump" is acceptable from 5 yr olds and up. Then you add that you would never in front of "Mámi". Good boy! Then comes the "But"...
Mexican Americans, estado-unidenses, are, for the most part, pochos. But we fear the "chancla" like everybody else. So, it seems to me, that slang use is a matter of respect. PW pussy wants to know if we use it liberally or not.
Allow me to make comparison between language use and seasoning food. Some people cannot stomach spicy food. So, don't serve them spicy food, unless you don't like them. But we, Mexican-americans like it hot and spicy. And we anticipate the continued popularity of all things mexican. "Taco trucks on every corner..." Then why hold back on the "spicy"language? Americans want more hot and spicy. Let them season to taste.
Mexicans in the "states" are a mixture of cultures. But are "we" coarsening the the culture? En serío? Seriously! The newer arrivals find everything wrong with everybody, pinche gueros, pinche pochos, and yes, pinche putos.
!No seas gúey! Give your readers the entire menu of spanish expression.
I enjoy your advice column. I work in customer service and get similar questions from my customers and non-Spanish speaking friends.
"I never saw it". -- flipping liar. What a slimy politician McCain has become.
Great story, thanks. It's a tough issue with no real solutions. Unfortunately we humans are problematic and there will always be some who can't seem to fit in anywhere. My kids always give them their money.
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