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Re: “Trump's Election Has Been Very Good For K12 Inc.

Public ed wouldn't be so broken if the public in large districts like TUSD had not completely given up on holding governance and administration ACCOUNTABLE.

Your first job as a parent is to ensure that your own child's best interests are well served. If there is a critical mass of other parents in the school system you are using who have the same concerns, the school system in question may have a chance of being responsible. In healthy, high functioning school districts, concerns that motivate and unite parent advocacy have included:
1) that funds are properly applied to benefit the education of students
2) that qualified and responsible educators are employed and retained
3) that administrators are held to account for using their authority to serve students and support teachers, not to enrich themselves or benefit their cronies or the business associates / political donors of the governing board members who hired them.

The problems with TUSD that prevent constructive, successful parent advocacy from forming, or, when it tries to form, prevent it from being sustained, are legion. The people who propose to solve our problems in Southern Arizona by dumping more money into this corrupt, malfunctioning district are irresponsible, dishonest, and self-interested.

They know that while "choice" exists, districts like Vail, Foothills, Tanque Verde, Flowing Wells will do just fine because they are well managed enough that there will actually be reasons for constituents to continue utilizing them. When it comes to TUSD, which "educates" tens of thousands of students in this region -- a significant proportion of all students in public schools in Pima County -- choice must be stopped by any external-authority-derived, coercive method available because there is, for most constituents not utilizing a few exceptional (and well-connected) schools in TUSD like Sam Hughes, Fruchthendler, Sabino, UHS, there is no valid reason to choose this district over other districts or over the various private and charter alternatives. If dissatisfied families using malfunctioning schools cannot be stopped from exiting, their departure will bleed too much money out of the PCDP political machine.

Look at all the rabid anti-choice / "anti-privatization" activists: their connections to the PCDP machine are all obvious and strong. David Safier has made a little cottage-blog industry for himself out of characterizing charter and private operators as for-profit scam artists (some are irresponsible, others are not, but you never hear about the responsible ones from Safier) and attacking the opponents of the politicians who benefit from the TUSD machine. The reason? A valid perception of the superiority of services TUSD offers? No. It has nothing to do with the validity of what happens in TUSD or the invalidity of what supposedly happens in the sectors that compete with TUSD and everything to do with supporting politicians who benefit from TUSD and their filthy quid-pro-quo dealings with hiring and the awarding of contracts.

Readers would have to be stupid indeed not to see through the scam, but Safier still now and then manages to dredge up a few die-hards who drink the PCDP Kool-aid -- including several PCDP Precinct Committee-people regulars -- into making lame comments thanking him for his "research" and advocacy.

What a crock.

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Posted by How about some real journalism for a change? on 01/24/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Health Appeal

That would be so totally unfair to all the snowflakes that have self produced since the last election.

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Posted by Dave Nelson on 01/24/2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “American Babylon: The Women's March on Washington and a Trump Inauguration Protest

You may be wrong about this guy being a Hillary supporter that was paid by George Soros.

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Posted by Art Chapman on 01/24/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Health Appeal

Wow, people may need to actually provide for themselves.

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Posted by bslap on 01/24/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Tucson Marches for Equality

Also I personally think Bill Clinton was a good president and Trump will likely be a terrible one. But it's hypocritical to protest Trump for being a mysogynist and idolize Bill Clinton. Both have active libidos and didn't always color inside the lines if you know what I mean.

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Posted by bslap on 01/24/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Tucson Marches for Equality

This wasn't a "women's march". It was a "liberal women's march". The organizers specifically excluded any women who are pro-life. Not that it's bad, but I think that should be clear.

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Posted by bslap on 01/24/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “American Babylon: The Women's March on Washington and a Trump Inauguration Protest

Even the Tea Party proved that wrong.

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Posted by The Left Will Now Hide Behind Women. on 01/24/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

They are identical.

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Posted by Wan Denero on 01/24/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Tucson Marches for Equality

Trump approval rating at 57%. I will also be avoiding the malcontents on this site. they offer nothing in the way of solutions.

Thanks, So Much So Little. I agree.

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Posted by Women For Trump on 01/24/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Tucson Marches for Equality

Spare us your wounded, tin-eared morality. Your president has made vile and vulgar the new norm. And if you think Trump is a progressive conservative, you're beyond reason. Trump is about Trump is about Trump. His base might get some things you want out of him, but he will disappoint them far more often.

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Posted by Peabo on 01/24/2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “American Babylon: The Women's March on Washington and a Trump Inauguration Protest

"The Left Will Now Hide Behind Women"? Are you serious??

Um, yeah, because, women aren't really people, they're more like children, is that what you're saying?

Now, if you had said, "Women Will Now LEAD the Left," you know, because they are indeed real human beings, and they are indeed leaders, and many of them are in fact already leading the Left, well then it may have made some sense.

But, as stated, the name that you're hiding your comment behind is truly idiotic, and more than a little offensive.

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Posted by skinnyman on 01/24/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Tucson Marches for Equality

It has become apparent by the vile and vulgar responders here that they see themselves as obstructionists. They don't post their thoughts they simply attack others.

Trump won because of them, whether they know it or not. Americans were tired of progressive leftist ideas that seem to accomplish negative progress.

So now the true progressive conservatives will move the country forward. We will be forced to leave these simpletons behind.

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Posted by So much so little on 01/24/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “American Babylon: The Women's March on Washington and a Trump Inauguration Protest

To anonymous#1, they left it like every crowd in America does after an event. Did you expect them to be different?

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Posted by Kenneth Groves on 01/24/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Tucson Marches for Equality

American Thinker? That's your comeback? Seriously? Oh, man, no wonder Putin propaganda is so effective on you. You're not deplorables, you're gullibles. Thanks for the link. Now, hurry back to your bubble.

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Posted by Peabo on 01/24/2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Tucson Marches for Equality

Hey Peabo. Who's hand is up your pooper making you spew these inaccuracies? Because all you're doing is repeating the soundbites that were repeated so many times you accept them as the truth. You should really look up brainwashing and mind control, since you are already an unwitting participant. Here's a good place to start:

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Posted by #notmymarch on 01/24/2017 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Tucson Marches for Equality

Of course you do. You have Sean Hannity's hand up your pooper. Try not to be so spoon fed.

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Posted by Peabo on 01/23/2017 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Tucson Marches for Equality

No scandals?

Fast and Furious gun running to Mexican drug cartels that got Brian Terry killed.

Benghazi that Hillary caused that killed four Americans.

That's the first two that come to mind as I wait and hope to get my health care insurance restored.

Obama's economic adviser said last night that jobs and the economy did extremely poor the last seven years. He warned that Trump needs to do much better than they did.

I tend to agree with him.

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Posted by History Gets Shaded So Fast on 01/23/2017 at 10:18 PM

Re: “American Babylon: The Women's March on Washington and a Trump Inauguration Protest

Isn't the guy in the top photo the guy that tried to agitate the crowd at the Tucson Trump rally? He is now a TW contributor? Interesting. Some of those agitators were paid by the Clinton Campaign.

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Posted by Women For Trump on 01/23/2017 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Tucson Marches for Equality

Yeah, Obama and his eight years of damage. You poor thing. All of those jobs, a robust economy, health care, not a whiff of scandal. What a living hell it must have been for you. Thank god we have an amoral narcissist at the helm now. What could possibly go wrong?

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Posted by Peabo on 01/23/2017 at 8:55 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch Begins in Earnest

Watch all you want Trump has a pen and knows how to use. The communest orginization ACLU cannot help you now.

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Posted by Azson on 01/23/2017 at 8:38 PM

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