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Re: “Did the TUSD Board Come To Bury Sanchez Or To Praise Him? (Answer: C, None Of the Above)

At least TUSD is starting to report crimes on their campuses.

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/34618233/armed-juvenile-detained-near-tucson-area-school

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Posted by Concerned Mom on 02/28/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Have Some Fun and Help Planned Parenthood Fight for Your Rights

Fox News. Opinion. Says it all.

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Posted by Peabo on 02/28/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Have Some Fun and Help Planned Parenthood Fight for Your Rights

Town hall agitators explode at the name of Jesus

Ive never been shouted down throughout a time of prayer like that, Chaplain Sprague told me. Ive never been in a situation like that. Its sad there wasnt honor and respect for God.

But they became absolutely unhinged when he concluded his prayer in the name of Jesus.

Wow, they booed the name of Jesus, Cassidy said in remarks reported by the Times-Picayune.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/02/27/town-hall-agitators-explode-at-name-jesus.html

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Posted by What, Again on 02/28/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Political Theater: McSally Schedules Town Hall Just in Time To Scramble Critics

She'll never do a town hall in Tucson because she knows her voting record does not represent the views of the majority of people here. Trump lost Pima County by 57,000 votes yet McSally's voting record is 100% support for every Trump position.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congr…

Yes, she's a political coward. She is just another hack politician who votes with her party and not for her constituents.

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Posted by Kash Minbar on 02/28/2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Are Vouchers Bad For Students Who Use Them?

As was pointed out in the comment stream on another of Safier's recent "ANTI-VOUCHER!!!!" blog posts, the direction of American education policy will not at this point change and there is a lot of policy work to be done in framing the new reality in a way that ensures student benefit.

As a student, parent, and teacher, I have seen the insides of a high functioning public district school system in a blue state and a low functioning public district school system in Southern Arizona. I have seen the insides of private schools, both Independent and Roman Catholic, and one high functioning charter school.

One thing holds true: the uniform application of meaningful and appropriate academic and teacher credentialing standards -- if working together to formulate such standards would actually be possible in our current toxic, "monetized" and politicized climate -- would improve every one of these systems, and could potentially inspire some of the lower functioning actors within each system to make efforts to improve their practice and better serve their constituents.

"Supporters of Public Schools" could help the development of better education policy considerably if they would drop their cultural imperialism and discredited modernist epistemologies and acknowledge the reality: they are one voice in this conversation, and a voice representing a value system and a type of schooling that has not shown itself capable of delivering uniformly excellent educational services to all citizens in this country. The conspicuous failures in large portions of their system are at this point entirely obvious. They cannot be papered over by the continuation of transparently disingenuous, irresponsible propaganda and aggressive attempts to BLOCK valid information from getting to the public, i.e. what we see locally in the remarkably unprofessional and undemocratic operations of PCDP and the relentless ineffectual yipping of the party's various devoted media lapdogs, including David Safier.

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Posted by Time to change the policy agenda, "ANTI-PRIVATIZERS." on 02/28/2017 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Have Some Fun and Help Planned Parenthood Fight for Your Rights

You really shouldn't comment on anything to do with babies, What, Again. It's creepy, even for you.

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Posted by Peabo on 02/28/2017 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Did the TUSD Board Come To Bury Sanchez Or To Praise Him? (Answer: C, None Of the Above)

My daughter attends Tucson High. She came home complaining that her History teacher was instructing the students in the doctrine of the Muslim faith. According to her, the teacher doesn't even mention the history of America. He spends most of his time bashing President Trump and American values.. He insists that the Muslim faith is a peaceful religion and the students are given assignments and shown 'You Tube' videos in the study of Islam. According to my daughter, if anyone of the students contradict him in any fashion, he retaliates by giving the student a failing grade. Most of the students of the district are predominantly Roman Catholic. With this mind, he has cleverly placed a picture of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the class room. However, the teacher involved never mentions a single word in reference to the religious photograph. In my opinion, he's deliberately and with malice deceiving the students by making seem as though he's a friend of Catholicism and therefore opening a door of communication and trust between student and teacher for the introduction of the Muslim faith. Parents beware, get involved with your children, take the time to ask your sibling what they're being taught in your school district. P.S. My child will not be attending public school as of 2/24/2017..

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Posted by Dave D on 02/28/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Have Some Fun and Help Planned Parenthood Fight for Your Rights

My god...

You are a true racist, not a true Christian.

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Posted by What, Again is a true racist, not a true Christian. on 02/28/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Taking Initiative

What the Hell did I do ?

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Posted by CW13 on 02/28/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “What To Do If ICE Comes To Your Door

The Liberals are out protesting our independence from Illegal immigration. However, I believe that Mexico would highly object if we were to ship over 11.000.000 or so of our citizens into their country illegally. I don't believe that the Mexican people would harbor thousands of our criminals, by creating sanctuary cities for their protection from Mexican Immigration officers. I don't believe the Mexican people would be fond of their Government if they spent their tax dollars on educating and providing health care for Illegal immigrants. I guess the Mexican Government doesn't believe in the Golden Rule "Do unto other's as you would have them do unto you "

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Posted by Dave D on 02/28/2017 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Are Vouchers Bad For Students Who Use Them?

Not much to see here, the researchers were pretty confident in the effects of eligibility, but not at all confident in their conclusions of participation.

"although the empirical approach implemented in section 4 can help to
identify the effects of EdChoice eligibility, it cannot help to identify the effects of EdChoice participation"
"These are averages, of course, and there are some reasons to believe that
the private school experiences of EdChoice participants may be better than what we estimate"

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Posted by bslap on 02/28/2017 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Are Vouchers Bad For Students Who Use Them?

My daughter attends Tucson High. She came home complaining that her History teacher was instructing the students in the doctrine of the Muslim faith. According to her, the teacher doesn't even mention the history of America. He spends most of his time bashing President Trump and American values.. He insists that the Muslim faith is a peaceful religion and the students are given assignments and shown 'You Tube' videos in the study of Islam. According to my daughter, if anyone of the students contradict him in any fashion, he retaliates by giving the student a failing grade. Most of the students of the district are predominantly Roman Catholic. With this mind, he has cleverly placed a picture of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the class room. However, the teacher involved never mentions a single word in reference to the religious photograph. In my opinion, he's deliberately and with malice deceiving the students by making seem as though he's a friend of Catholicism and therefore opening a door of communication and trust between student and teacher for the introduction of the Muslim faith. Parents beware, get involved with your children, take the time to ask your sibling what they're being taught in your school district. P.S. My child will not be attending public school as of 2/24/2017.

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Posted by Dave D on 02/28/2017 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Have Some Fun and Help Planned Parenthood Fight for Your Rights

Dave Philliips - "My god"

That's certainly an interesting exclamation coming from "a blue place like Tucson and in a left wing newspaper..." that absolutely detests Christians and promotes the killing of babies.

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Posted by What, Again on 02/28/2017 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Have Some Fun and Help Planned Parenthood Fight for Your Rights

Really?

https://stream.org/fact-check-planned

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Posted by Debbi L on 02/28/2017 at 6:27 AM

Re: “Have Some Fun and Help Planned Parenthood Fight for Your Rights

My god, you'd think in a blue place like Tucson and in a left wing newspaper, there would be no question of undivided support for PP. OK, for the uneducated commenters on here, let's review one more time: PP NEVER uses taxpayer money for abortion services; contraception prevents abortion; PP provides low-cost, long-acting, 100% effective contraception to low income women who otherwise might get pregnant and seek abortion.

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Posted by Dave Phillips on 02/28/2017 at 6:00 AM

Re: “Have Some Fun and Help Planned Parenthood Fight for Your Rights

Whats a few more dead babies?

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Posted by Bob V on 02/28/2017 at 5:05 AM

Re: “Have Some Fun and Help Planned Parenthood Fight for Your Rights

MM - so does that translate that they only kill 3 out of 100 babies with taxpayer funds for butchering?

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Posted by What, Again on 02/28/2017 at 5:01 AM

Re: “Arizona Health Department Reports First Case of Zika Virus in Maricopa County

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Posted by Neme Amber on 02/27/2017 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Are Vouchers Bad For Students Who Use Them?

We don't support school choice necessarily for the choices that are available now, we support if for the choices that will be available 20 years from now.

District schools are a dead end for children of color and poverty. An absolute dead end.

The percentage of parents rating their child's school an "A" plunged to a 47 year low and PhiDeltaKappa freaked out so bad they fired Gallup and quit asking the question in 2016. The percentage of teachers rating themselves "Very Satisfied" with the school they were teaching at fell to a 30 year low and MetLife quit dong the survey.

The productivity of US schools fell 15% to at least a 15 year low and perhaps a 40 year low in 2015.

We need infinite innovation to find out how to achieve the potential of these children.

School choice has been nothing but good for Arizona. We led the nation in combined reading and math scores from 2011 to 2015 and murders by juveniles have dropped from 70 in 1992 to 7 in the most recent FBI report (2012) - despite a tripling of the at-risk population.

Those school districts doing rigorous surveys of parents hit all-time high ratings in 2016.

Past time to open it up wide open.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 02/27/2017 at 8:46 PM

Re: “Have Some Fun and Help Planned Parenthood Fight for Your Rights

Planned Parenthood detected cervical cancer in a young friend of mine who lacked insurance. So, sorta helped her family stay intact. Only 3% of their money goes toward providing abortion services.

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Posted by MM on 02/27/2017 at 8:34 PM

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