I don't know where to begin other than to say this is a great example of Tom's general propensity for negativity and overstatement. To say that the school has "never" been mistaken for a religious institution is both an over application of the universal "never" and is simply untrue. I teach at The Gregory School and 90% of the time people ask me if it's Catholic or wonder what it's like to teach at a Christian school. TGS has been secular since 1987 when the school parted ways with the Episcopal church. So if we are hiding from religion as one of the commenters said we are, we have been doing so for 27 years. As for 100% of our community not liking the change or simply not engaging, again Tom has his facts wrong. Of course there will never be 100% agreement but the most progressive alum and students understand this as a necessary, well informed, and deeply considered marketing decision. The name Gregory is well known, well respected, and well loved in the community and we knew we wanted to keep that esteemed association in our name, but, in the competitive educational marketplace in Tucson, we just couldn't afford to have potential families believe us to be anything other than what we are -- THE best academic AND college preparatory high school AND whole child 5-8 middle school in Tucson. So THE Gregory School we have become. Same great teachers, students, coaches, and parents just a slightly, more accurate, name. I know Tom needs to critique or he'd be out of a job, but this time the critique is inaccurate, off-base, and inaccurate.
No "The". Make it just "Gregory School".
Roads in good condition mean less crime? I agree the roads suck, but what exactly does this have to do with the name of a school? Time for your nap, Linda !
My kids go to Jonathans Cork.
Gregory costs 17K per year, not 15K.
Don't know where to comment. Has Tucson done anything lately about the awful condition of the city streets? So many need repaving and there is no money? Don't you know the home values go up when the streets look nice? And there is less crime. Keep it neat, people.
I dunno, Tom. "The School" has sort of a nice ring to it. You might have given them an idea.
Agreed. Not only was a name change not needed the new name is dumb.
Got to agree. Some people will do anything to hide from religion.
Wasn't the original team name the "Redskins?"
This fellows pal Russell Pearce is now doing radio talk jock, right wing hate monger snake oil salesmen duty, has got a entitlement job on side from his pals in GOP controlled state government, these folks talk a good game but are frauds, hypocrites!
What would these out of work right wingers do if they cannot win another entitlement government job and feed off the government cheese? This fellow is a joke!
Black unemployment up under Obama and the rich got richer.
There must be no solution to either scenario.
Well Tom, it looks like your "fake ass" won. Are all his voters the problem?
Would you consider any limits on spending/taxing? What would they be?
Dreamers. After reading the attacks on the legislature for cutting education funding, I see TUSD had been lying about the amount per student. They received $8400 per student which was $1300 more than other similar size school districts. But they only spent 49% in the classroom.
Go ahead and blame others, but it doesn't wash.
Blah, blah, blah Republicans. Blah, blah, blah Democrats. Blah, blah, blah Obama. Blah, blah, blah Bush. It all sounds like a broken record.
Rat.... the source is the far right wing Az legislature.
The problem is folks like you who keep them in office.
Rat... that all ya got. Same old same old. Take no blame or responsibility and pass it along to someone else.
No wonder the right wing is dying out.
Nice sermon NJYD. Please explain Phoenix and Prescott. Leave the hatred out of your explanation.
You can not fix a problem until you identify the source. How long are you willing to wait?
Teachers are no different than truck drivers? I would like to see the average Teamster entrusted in the company your average high school (16 or 17 year old) girl.
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