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Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016

David, what makes you think the numbers TUSD is providing on its website are accurate? TUSD has been caught so frequently in lies, evasions, misrepresentations and inaccuracies in its communication with the public during the last three years, there's no trust left. At this point I and others who have taken the time and exerted the effort necessary to pay attention and consult multiple sources of information trust data provided by the district that has not undergone cross-checking / independent verification about as much as we'd trust Vladimir Putin to give us the "real scoop" on what has gone on in Chechnya if we sat down with him and had a "heart to heart" on the topic.

Wherever information provided by the district seems to indicate that things are improving, it is especially suspect because this is exactly where past misrepresentations have occurred, and during the period immediately preceding an election that will determine whether or not Ms. Grijalva and her associates will maintain control of the Board is prime time for it. This is how the sausage gets made, right? Let's not have a case of the vapors over a little judiciously placed political massaging of the numbers, right?

So noodle around with TUSD stats as much as you like, what you report on that basis alone is not worth the time it will take to read it.

P.S. I do not know a single real person unaffiliated with the Grijalva network who has had direct experience of TUSD schools during the last three years who will tell you that services delivered to students have improved rather than deteriorated. Add that datum to what you get out of TUSD stats.

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Posted by What makes you think the data is accurate? on 07/27/2016 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

So, you're just blowing off the $55M Laureate received from USAID(the State Department)? And you don't care about all the underwater Federal Student Loans that Laureate students got and are now defaulting? This is a scam like Trump U only just more audacious and involving the US taxpayers. The technical term is GRAFT.

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Posted by Mike Nemesi on 07/27/2016 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Ally's Follies

What ever happened to Chris Horquilla?

Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/27/2016 at 3:26 PM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016

Cat Fthills started in 92. Vail opened in 2001 (Cienega). TV I think you have to live in the district. San Miguel Catholic only has about 150 students grades 9-12. The Gregory enrollment may be lower than the Catholics but it hasn't changed much in 25 years.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/27/2016 at 3:06 PM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016

2006 was the year students in TUSD were allowed to attend other districts. If you look at District 16 enrollment in 2006 2007 you will see an increase.

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Posted by Irvin on 07/27/2016 at 3:06 PM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016

Also research in what years Catalina Foothills, Tanque Verde and Vail districts started high schools. There was a significant effect from this. Add in St. Gregory and the two new Catholic high schools in Tucson.

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Posted by gcb1 on 07/27/2016 at 2:22 PM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016

Looking at it again...they lost almost 8,000 kids in 5 years. 2007-2012. Most important is why.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/27/2016 at 12:12 PM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016

But could a loss of students simply mean there were fewer K enrollees than Seniors graduating HS? (COT population has aged through the school years.)

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Posted by Rat T on 07/27/2016 at 12:09 PM
Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/27/2016 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Media Watch

Star has big story today about a local health insurer anticipating job cuts next year ... but silence about its own staff reductions.
Double standard.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/27/2016 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Get Ready for Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention

He did forget to mention just how proficient she is with classified emails. But then half the country could care less what happens to America. Just checked the polls and she is still sinking.

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Posted by David W on 07/27/2016 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Get Ready for Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention

@Clintons Lie Pass Them By - Really.. did you actually listen to the speech by Bill Clinton? He was talking about how he was so smitten with the young Hillary Rodham Clinton, while they were in college together, that he got in a line with her to register for a college class (that isn't quite the same as registering to vote, in case you weren't aware...). When he got to front of the line the registrar reminded him he had already registered for the class.

Interesting how you tried to twist this into an attempt to register to vote... I guess the truth really isn't one of your strengths.. not unlike your probable choice for the president, Donald Trump!

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Posted by JCC on 07/27/2016 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

The considerable research on Laureate Education is impressive, not withstanding that such enterprise, though in need of oversight, is an excellent prod to public education to get its act together. A rush to charters is good medicine for the sickly job, particularly TUSD, has/is doing for its students. To invoke"anything for the buck" is hypocritical since it appears all you do is go after that "buck." Ciro

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Posted by Ciro Verdi on 07/27/2016 at 8:18 AM

Re: “¡Ask a Mexican!

does Tucson carry an accent?

Posted by lugg on 07/27/2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Cinema Clips: Independence Day: Resurgence

http://www.cvindependent.com/index.php/en-US/movies/reviews/item/3166-stupid-sequel-independence-day-resurgence-is-a-shockingly-dull-affair

wtf ... are you getting paid by rehashing the same content but posting to multiple sources?

Posted by confused on 07/27/2016 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Martha McSally Is Not Endorsing Donald Trump, So You Can Stop Asking About It

What homophobic put-downs?

What ever two consenting adults do in privacy is none of my concern. Because of that, I have no reason to put any of it down.

Two adults, meaning male and/or female, not necessarily homosexuals. I'm not sure what you were thinking with that one Larry.

I think you're just offended because, politically...you're a conservative teabagger.

Now that's funny!

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/27/2016 at 7:28 AM

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