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Re: “Dust Devil

Oh, come on...
"Tow-laner"?
"Catalina's"?
"Santa Rita's"?
"San"?

Does anyone even bother to proof this crap, or is it just a matter of stringing enough letters together to fill a space?

I honestly came here looking for a bit of light prose. Instead, I got a headache.

Jesus

Fucking

Christ.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 06/30/2016 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Dust Devil

Wasn't there counterfeit money buried under mesquite trees? Fun times.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rat T on 06/30/2016 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Attorney General Brnovich Hopes Supreme Court's Tie in Immigration Lawsuit Will Help In-State Tuition Fight Against DREAMers

The assumption is that "each dollar" of "available money" would actually go into supporting education. The state legislature has proven itself inoculated against honoring voter mandates and refusing to fund schools even if when money is available. Shady ethics, doctrinaire arrogance and weird politics at the state house level are at an all time high in many "supermajority" states, including AZ.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Thinking_Aloud on 06/30/2016 at 6:18 AM

Re: “Local Media Pros Som and Krystin Lisaius Indicted on Drug-Related Child Abuse Charges

Always assumed that Kris Jenner was the worst mother alive and Krystin showed up.

http://www.thespreadit.com/krystin-lisaius-husband-charged-72952/

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Fond Des Blancs on 06/30/2016 at 1:18 AM

Re: “Local Media Pros Som and Krystin Lisaius Indicted on Drug-Related Child Abuse Charges

So sad for the baby. I hope the baby is OK.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jessie Limbert on 06/29/2016 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Winners and Losers in the Classrooms First Initiative Council Proposals

Yes, Frances, how about brutally cutting off access to any alternative to everyone attending their neighborhood public district school, and while we're at it let's refuse to acknowledge that for close to 50,000 students in the Tucson area that will mean attending dangerously poorly maintained facilities where chronic mismanagement contributes, together with other factors, to produce chronically poor educational outcomes. Do this: visit Warren Elementary, and then visit Manzanita Elementary. Visit Magee, and then visit Emily Gray. "Public schools" is an ideological category that lacks meaningful content when you're talking about the quality of facilities and teaching staff available in different districts and the quality of student experience and educational preparation available in various institutions. Now try this: visit Hermosa Montessori, a charter school. Then visit Tucson Waldorf, a private school where parents who can't afford to pay $8K per year out of pocket benefit from tax-credit-funded financial aid programs. Do you feel comfortable telling west side TUSD parents that there should be no alternative to them enrolling their students in deteriorating schools where too many classrooms are staffed by a rotating cast of long and short term subs? And don't tell me that if Ducey would just give public schools more money, districts like TUSD would magically be transformed into something resembling CFSD or TVSD or even FWSD. Money without reform won't do a damn bit of good, and we are about to see that illustrated in real time as the 123 funds start flowing in.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Eliminating alternatives is not the solution. on 06/29/2016 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Dead in the Desert

Where is this road? I heard about this on the news. If it can't be patrolled on a regular basis then we the public need to make a point to do this!! I can't believe that this is so well known and nothing had been done!!??

Posted by newt1120 on 06/29/2016 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Local Media Pros Som and Krystin Lisaius Indicted on Drug-Related Child Abuse Charges

Well, shit. Their careers are toast.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by IPH on 06/29/2016 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Media Watch

At approx. 37 y/o, I did not know he was so young! (Never met the guy.)

Posted by IPH on 06/29/2016 at 8:45 PM

Re: “"Raise Taxes on Corporations and the Wealthy." Hillary said It. Arizona Democrats, You Can Say It Too.

Hillary won't raise taxes on the middle class? How kind of her. But will she stop the loan-peddling banks and tuition-consulting-discouting firms from turning the children of the middle class into indentured servants? The cost of higher education in the best institutions has gone up 300% in the last 30 years, and the amount of loans middle class students are being encouraged to take on, with the (unlikely) notion that a 4-year undergraduate degree will enable them to step into a decent-paying, secure job has also climbed precipitously -- and insanely.

It's a shell game, David. Do you actually not recognize this, or is this just more of your standard issue party-hackery? The Democratic party line is being written by corporations and the financial industry just as much as any other party line. The Democrats pretend to take it out of them in one area and then feed it back into them in another area.

Hillary did a great job kicking Sanders to the curb, and now her army of media buddies, high (NYTimes) and low (Safier etc.) are busy manufacturing pseudo-progressive reasons to vote for her. Real progressives know better.

20 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Real Progressives Know Better on 06/29/2016 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Ed Superintendent Douglas Talking in Tucson Tuesday, Wednesday

Part of the probkem? In 1992, the year before school choice started in Arizona, juveniles committed 70 murders, in 2012, the most recent year of fbi stats, juveniles committed 7 murders despite a population that had more than doubled. Great things are clearly happening in our student population.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 06/29/2016 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Ed Superintendent Douglas Talking in Tucson Tuesday, Wednesday

What's your point? Is the Arizona gap larger than other states? I've had a records request in for the scores by free and reduced and by demographic group. But, we are likely to look even better under that analysis because we have a much larger free and reduced population than all but a few states.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 06/29/2016 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Jan Brewer Sure Does Love that Donald Trump

She is one of the few fools who would agree to run as his VP.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LKS on 06/29/2016 at 6:14 PM

Re: “UA Finance Prof Wins $1.2 Million in World Series of Poker

A finance professor is not a math professor.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by LKS on 06/29/2016 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Local Media Pros Som and Krystin Lisaius Indicted on Drug-Related Child Abuse Charges

they do drugs and have a baby, they should not be able to have this child as they know that what mother does baby gets . They have to think we a really stupid to believe this this crap about 12 hours .to take a chance on a baby s life is really stupid and no they should never see this child again.
THIS BABY COULD HAVE DIED . sHAME ON THESE IDIOTS

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Bette Purcell on 06/29/2016 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Ed Superintendent Douglas Talking in Tucson Tuesday, Wednesday

Right John, No one's ever looked at NAEP data before you. African Americans are probably one of the smallest sub groups in AZ. Let's replicate it. Give us the methodology.

Anyone can see the state report card for 2015 NAEP scores
https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subj…

Here's a small part."
"In 2015, students who were eligible for free/reduced-price school lunch,
an indicator of low family income, had an average score that was 33
points lower than that for students who were not eligible. This
performance gap was not significantly different from that in 1998 (32
points).

That doesn't fit your narrative either, does it. John? You have been a huge part of the problem in AZ education.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Pima Mujer on 06/29/2016 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Winners and Losers in the Classrooms First Initiative Council Proposals

My point is that TUSD refused to sell or lease closed schools to "competitors" as they called them. Competitors had to buy or build facilities while others sat vacant.

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Posted by David W on 06/29/2016 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Winners and Losers in the Classrooms First Initiative Council Proposals

This read differently:

Arizona law requires the state department of education, in conjunction with the state
department of administration, to compile and publish an annual list of vacant and un-
used buildings (or portions of buildings) owned by the state or school districts that may
be suitable for the operation of a charter school.
Citation: Arizona Revised Statutes Ā§ 15-189

https://www.charterschoolcenter.org/sites/default/files/files/field_publication_attachment/facilities_NAPCS_snapshopt.pdf

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Posted by David W on 06/29/2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Winners and Losers in the Classrooms First Initiative Council Proposals

Charter infrastructure is NOT owned by the taxpayers. Every building, utilized, acquired or built by charter operators is owned by the self perpetuated charter school board members. If the charter goes under, the board gets the property, it DOES NOT revert to the State.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Frances Perkins on 06/29/2016 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Local Media Pros Som and Krystin Lisaius Indicted on Drug-Related Child Abuse Charges

Unfair treatment would be that Som and Krysten not getting jail time. This is an outrage to our city and good parents everywhere! May God help this poor baby who is CLEARLY surrounded by crap people.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by MN on 06/29/2016 at 4:15 PM

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