P.S. I owe you a drink!
She's just another right wing, nut.
I emailed you back and can't figure out how to delete my pretty much ridiculously unproductive comment.
Forgive my impulsivity;) It's a grumpy kinda day over here in Bloggerland <3
Beautifully woven story; rich in our culture and our beloved Mariachi music... Los Changitos makes our community proud!
I very much dislike the underlying theme of this article. It makes the ESA sound like a joke in which irresponsible parents pull their kids from school in an attempt to pocket government funds, while not really educating their children as well as the public schools would. The ESA is what we use for our special needs son and it has been a God send that allows us to provide him with rich educational experiences we could not have otherwise afforded him. I know of several other families who are able to provide quality educations to their special needs children who were also failed by Arizona's public school system. There is almost no margin for error for those who receive the ESA and if you somehow manage to find a way to abuse the appropriated funds, you will be promptly removed from the program. If you are diligent, provide receipts and documentation for every expense, and use the ESA funds only for appropriate educational expenses, the plan will serve your family well. It makes perfect sense: reallocate the tax dollars spent each year to fund the failing public school, to the parent of the special needs child who cannot convince the school to educate their child. Then, the parent may use the funds to pay for curriculum, tutoring, educational therapies, or a private school that the parent feels is equipped to adequately educate the child. When this happens, there is a two-fold benefit: 1. The child receives the quality education they are entitled to. 2. The failing public school loses money from the state that they were clearly squandering in the first place. Maybe, hopefully, the growth of this program coupled with the mass exodus of students from Arizona's public schools will call attention to the gaping holes in our public education system and inspire those who can, to reevaluate the success or lack there of of our current system and make changes so that we won't have to search high and low to ensure our children receive an outstanding education.
*Disclaimer: In no way do I blame the individual teachers for the lack of success in public school. The teachers I have encountered, all seem to teach for the right reasons and have a passion for education. I believe the problem lies somewhere in the endless bureaucracy and politics of today's school system.
I figured I'd direct folks to the awesome interviews y'all did. I have written about your previous crowd funding ventures in length, so I do appreciate your message and work. I'd be more than happy to continue this conversation via email or in person.
Perhaps we can look to the city and county government buildings on East Congress for inspiration. With the exception of the old courthouse (a gem) these bauhaus-lite boxes define "chintz."
UA students need more architecturally inspiring domiciles! Like the gherkin building in London or any of the wondrous structures in Dubai.
Yeah, that's the ticket.
I must agree with Rick Spanier. While I disagree with Scott Smith on many issues (which is to be expected, given that he's a Republican), a number of his positions seem surprisingly sane. Even more significant, they reflect a relatively high degree of pragmatism. A race between him and Fred DuVal would, for a change, NOT be like watching a train wreck in slow motion.
From this story posted Thursday, Aug. 21 at 2 pm:
"...shut down southbound traffic through the 4th Avenue Underpass at 9th Street starting today at 7 p.m. through 2 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23. "
I think 2 am Thursday, August 21 occurred 13 hours ago....
I really wish this article had been more comprehensive. Maybe a discussion of what EXPOSE is wanting to accomplish. An interview with Jes and Liora. This is little more than a poorly proofread redirect link. :/ I have participated in this amazing project twice now, and I've been blown away by the international attention we've been getting this time around...yet our home town can't be bothered to do say than, "if you like this, go read it at Cosmo?"
Event begins at 7:00pm
Event start at 7:00pm
pistol pete's pizza! old school :)
More liberal diarrhea of the Tom (mouth). I will be sure to vote for whoever Tom hates the most. Then I know I will have gotten it right.
Pandering to haters worked well for him in 2010 when he made the promise, without any context whatsoever, that "he will stop La Raza." This week's press conference is version 2.0.
Fix your headline blurb - it has the movie title wrong.
People from Phoenix, especially the East Valley, shouldn't be allowed to run for state-wide office for at least ten years to allow crazies like these sorry sacks to either die off or be sentenced.
I heard there is supposed to be a skittle pie, and other off the wall items to eat. I'll check it out.
Global warming is over!
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