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Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016, Part 2

Supporting Public Ed Means Supporting Local Reform

Its not just the Special Masters report that suggests more regulation can't heal TUSD. Look at the nationwide data for struggling schools. These are schools that have a great deal of oversite by state Departments of Education. Result: after five years of oversite, 75% of all these schools are worse.

Regulation is a dead end. I did a thirty year policy and literature review to enlighten my self as to what we could do better in Arizona. It was an intellectual desert waste land.

School choice is the only policy tool left and the evidence is that it is working in Arizona. Not just working but working spectacularly.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 08/30/2016 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Best of Benin: Alafia

This article is spot on! Everything Alafia serves is fantastic. It's food you think about for a long time after. The memory will cross your mind unexpectedly throughout the next month, calling you back.

Posted by ellenmcbride on 08/30/2016 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Zona Politics: Your Primary Election Round-Up!

MaYBE McSally would serve us better being a pilot and not a politician. But I know the money/pension is good. So many prefer the politician stepping stone. McSally has not been honest with her time in Congress, fails to tell the people her full voting background. And with John McCain, he tells in an ad how he wants to create more jobs. John, just retire at age 80 and give a young politician a chance at the Senate. You have served you state and nation for many decades, it time to retired with many pensions you draw upon. Donald Trump seems to be drawing many Republican Politicians to him in AZ. It doesn't surprise me. It as state full of radical and extreme conservatives, that voters must reject to survive.

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Posted by votesmartamerica on 08/30/2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “The Skinny

From my reading seat this is a long, sad list of strange, thought disordered behaviors. Anyone county supervisor who, with serious intent, demands "round-the-clock patrols" from county employees is abusing the office. And anyone who, with serious intent, calls 911 and says that "my life is in danger" unless they remove internet content is more than a little unbalanced mentally.

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Posted by Thinking_Allowed on 08/30/2016 at 5:32 AM

Re: “The Skinny

The fake 911 call doesn't surprise me. Sorry, but this is kind of a thing in Tucson. I witnessed a fair amount of 911 abuse by people who just wanted the cops to come in and break up a nonviolent verbal dispute, or intimidate someone who disagreed with them, or resolve a customer service débâcle. There are a lot of people in the Old Pueblo who don't get that 911 is supposed to be reserved for life-threatening emergencies. I haven't seen this as much on the East Coast.

Also, you'd think that there would be a fair number of people who would cheer on Miller's war on Raytheon, considering how politically divided the city can be. I remember how vigorously the Tucson chapter of Food Not Bombs campaigned against the company ten years ago or so. I'm surprised the Weekly chose not to look into this part of the issue.

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Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 08/30/2016 at 1:34 AM

Re: “Legalization Props

I'm not surprised that teen marijuana use in Colorado has stagnated or declined since legalization took place. For many teenagers, doing something that is wholeheartedly approved of by the law and/or your parents can be boring as hell.

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Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 08/30/2016 at 1:24 AM

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