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Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

Estimated Cost of attendance for in-state undergrads at over $25K per year in our state university system -- and this in a "public" university that just raised over $1 billion in private funds for itself -- is not "as nearly free as possible."

Dare we guess that the greater portion of those private funds raised by a public institution will go, not to benefit students or reduce the burdensome cost of tuition, but to support donors' concerns, e.g. improved research facilities / funding in areas that benefit industries?

In any case, we won't get any reporting on the topic from Safier. The Arizona Medical Association recently issued a vote of no confidence in the leadership of the University of Arizona medical school system. Every physician or health care professional I've spoken with locally says there are serious concerns in the medical community about Banner's takeover of UMC and the quality of care delivered subsequent to that takeover. Pima Community College has been experiencing disruptions in service delivery and accreditation. Sub labor was outsourced in TUSD, reducing wages and destroying long term subs' ability to qualify for benefits. Do we hear about any of these serious issues from David Safier?

No.

Why? Dare we guess it is because the politicians for whom he serves as an obedient little lapdog are on the wrong side of that slew of issues which damage our local educational system and exploit students?

"Yip, yip," David. Keep it up. Lap dogs make great guard dogs for some folks (filthy political networks), but not for others (students who are being exploited and poorly served as the voracious wolves on both sides of the political fence continue to raid the public ed henhouses that should be providing quality education services "as nearly free as possible.")

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Posted by More yipping from the best local PCDP lapdog on 02/14/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

This is ideological war based upon a tax status. For-profit graduate 2-year (certification/certificate) students at a rate of more than double their non-profit peers. The default rates are bad, some recruiting practices were horrible, but the community colleges that have almost equal default rates and entrance standards gobble up government funding without judgement because of their tax status.

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Posted by DK200B on 02/14/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

That was brilliant What, Again. But why only two of the sexes?

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Posted by Aren't there four, or five? on 02/14/2017 at 9:37 AM

Re: “The Activist Question

I find it interesting that they pick up litter at the border but they won't do it here in Tucson. Holy litter?

Batman.

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Posted by Rat T on 02/14/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “The Activist Question

The indian Mike Wilson who has been doing this for years NEEDS to go to jail. Yes you may think you are saving a life but you can be killing others. A rancher was killed by one of these illegals.

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Posted by ILLEGALSKILL on 02/14/2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “The Activist Question

It needs to be illegal to provide water. These same groups ALSO provide trail maps. I"m surprised you don't provide Tiki Bars and RVs. The drug mules use the water and bring drugs to the US which kills our people.

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Posted by ILLEGALSKILL on 02/14/2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Best Mexican Restaurant in South Tucson

I love Mexican food! I was just living in Canada for the past couple of years and they do not have many Mexican options up there. Now that I'm back in the States and by Arizona I am so excited to get some good food! http://www.elmolinitos.com/

Posted by plassila on 02/14/2017 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

Arizona Constitution, Article 11 Section 6.

The university and all other state educational institutions shall be open to students of both sexes, and the instruction furnished shall be as nearly free as possible.

What happened?

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Posted by What, Again on 02/14/2017 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

David Safier is right here. But it doesn't matter. His reporting on TUSD is completely compromised by the sad fact that his nose is so far up the asses of the superintendent and assorted lackeys. You whiff shit just reading the stuff. And what does that say for the Weekly? There's not even pretend objectivity here. Go read his latest, gushy brown-nosing on Kristel Foster's FB page. You'll see what I mean. Tucson deserves better than this crap.

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Posted by school guard on 02/13/2017 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Historic House

Built 1919
Address 19 (7+3+9)
Planned before Dr Khalifa was even born coincidence i think not
The GOD is ONE HIS System is one

Posted by Alpha 19 on 02/13/2017 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education." -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

The founders understood the importance of education and an educated electorate to maintaining a nation controlled by the people and their elected representatives.

Those who are in power now would do well to remember that part of what made America great in the first place was public education.

Unfortunately, those in power today know full well that to maintain their control of the people they must take away any opportunity to see behind their facade and discover the house of cards build upon a foundation of maintaining fear and the control of information. Freedom of speech and the freedom of the press have never been in such peril.

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Posted by sgsmith on 02/13/2017 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

My first time was in an outhouse outside Lynchburg, Virginia.

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Posted by Falwell on 02/13/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Give Me Your Huddled Masses

TERRORISMO
TRUMPISMO
TODO MISMO

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Posted by Blanco con ojos abiertos on 02/13/2017 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

What a great choice. Thank God the liberals will not allow discrimination based on anything, or they could have stopped this.

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Posted by Rat T on 02/13/2017 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Jerry Falwell Jr. to Head Trump's Higher Ed Deregulation Task Force. Expect a Big Boost for Liberty—Falwell's Liberty University, That Is.

So to an establishment liberal like Safier appointing someone who has successfully grown a higher level education institution successfully is a detriment?

You criticize the online enrollment but do you have any idea, any idea at all the amount of money ASU is spending to expand their online enrollment thoughout the country?

And what's wrong with online education? Are you ignoring technology developments over the last 20 years? Of course you are. You're ignorant to today's world, fat and happy with your government retirement check.

The education paradigm has changed. Today's America couldn't care less about 4 years of indoctrination when the value added learning can be had in 20 months. But not old liberals. Stuck in the past and determined to trap everyone there with them.

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Posted by What, Again on 02/13/2017 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Fiamme Pizza Napoletana Restaurant Now Open

Just got lunch from Fiamme, a margherita pizza and a caesar salad. Both very good. They have a great wood fired oven in the front of the restaurant. Terrific, chewy crust. (I don't work for the Trump administration, so I can say all this, right?)

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Posted by David Safier on 02/13/2017 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Countries That Embraced Vouchers Made the Wrong School Choice

Frances, faith in God is not a private interest. The only real gain occurs after death. many people have decided to smear faith with some sort of broad religious brush to cover up for some other fear or inadequacy.

I believe the original intent mirrored the USC that the government shall not establish a religion. I also believe if the federal government chooses to solve education problems by allowing it, the states may follow.

Both sides use the USC as a security blanket, and even at that neither finds much security. But continuing to try to solve education issues by doing the same thing we have been doing will provide the same results we have been getting.

And that is the definition of insanity.

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Posted by Rat T on 02/13/2017 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Countries That Embraced Vouchers Made the Wrong School Choice

So do you, Frances. (Genuflect to the Constitution when it supports your discriminatory anti-Catholic school funding policy agenda, while conveniently ignoring other law-based and constitution-based arguments that don't conform to the ideological points you want to push.)

I'm asking you again: what's your message to the parents of students enrolled in the recently de-magnetized TUSD schools:
"This form of mis-managed, insufficiently professionalized 'education' is good enough for you because the money that flows through this district, unlike the money that flows through charters and voucher-supported private schools, conforms to the Arizona Constitution, which happens to coincide with my ideological priorities on this particular point, and, not coincidentally, benefits the political party / machine with which I affiliate?"

The kind of differential acces to quality educational opportunities that happens in mismanaged districts like TUSD is an ongoing shame and injustice. Their chronic inability or unwillingness to address inequities in the quality of services offered from one site to the next is the reason a 40 year old desegregation order is still unresolved. I would not wish on my worst enemy the misfortune of having to enroll a child in ANY of this district's schools -- even the supposedly "high functioning" ones -- especially not while the district continues to suffer under its current incompetent and venal administrative management. And that statement is based on direct and extensive experience as a parent and volunteer and direct and extensive experience as a participant in and observer of governance meetings. Unlike other arguments made in this stream, what I have written here is not based on utopian fantasy about what our local public schools SHOULD BE in theory but ARE NOT in practice.

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Posted by Yet again, contra "Frances Perkins" on 02/13/2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Countries That Embraced Vouchers Made the Wrong School Choice

Article 2, Section 12. Arizona State Constitution. NO PUBLIC MONEY SHALL BE APPROPRIATED OR APPLIED TO ANY RELIGIOUS WORSHIP, EXERCISE, OR INSTRUCTION, OR TO THE SUPPORT OF ANY RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT. Of course conservatives genuflect to the Constitution when convenient and ignore it when their private interests benefit.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 02/13/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “A Taco Welcome

That Other Paper the Weekly loves to diss covered the change: http://tucson.com/business/tucson/jimmy-hula-s-is-out-the-garage-is-in/article_8108bc5a-ce03-11e6-84e3-93dc886d8ad2.html

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Posted by Firsttimecaller on 02/13/2017 at 11:31 AM

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