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Re: “Private School Vouchers Are Bad For Arizona. Discuss.

Actually, Sunriser, many of the comments about the quality of administration TUSD is experiencing are not coming from the "outside" or from "knee jerks" unwilling to invest "effort and thought." They are coming from the district's teachers and former teachers and parents and former parents, many of whom have made a deep investment in working or volunteering for the district or in informed citizen advocacy directly related to improving services to students in the schools in which your children are or have been enrolled.

There are many people like you who react unthinkingly to commentary that is insufficiently "bright" and "sunny" and "positive," and insult those who have taken the trouble to do the observations that produce informed critiques of the district's operations.

If you are unwilling to do the work needed to distinguish FACTS from "toxic, obnoxious Twitter type political insults," that does not speak well of the quality of oversight you, as a parent, exercise in assessing the functioning of the institution to which you've entrusted your children's education. It says nothing about the quality of the commentary you unwisely insult.

It could be that your children are enrolled in one of the more high functioning (translate: high SES) of TUSD's many schools, and you're simply ignorant of the inequities in the district or the serious problems south and west side schools have been experiencing under the Sanchez administration. If so, that makes you a beneficiary of privilege who turns a blind eye and a cold shoulder to fellow citizens whose children are not well served by our public institutions.

Either way -- if you are not paying enough attention to notice grave and conspicuous problems in your own children's school or if you are ignorant of the serious problems in poorer areas of the district -- it makes your commentary of little value in discussions of the district's affairs, and your insults and disparagement of commenters who take their responsibilities as parents and citizens more seriously than you do is contemptible.

If you don't like what you see in informed discussions of TUSD, why don't you confine your attention to happier pieces like movie and restaurant reviews? That would seem a more appropriate activity for someone with your inclinations and temperament. TUSD commentary is not for the lazy, or for those with no civic conscience.

21 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Commentary from the lazy and ignorant is not needed. on 01/14/2017 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Freshman Orientation

Opinion section, for sure. Cause there are no facts there...

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Cascabel on 01/14/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Not Going Anywhere

It's been 2 days now since I first made my comment on the subject. To the 21 gutless wonders who hit dislike but made no attempt to say why, I want thank you so very much. You have proved me right and you wrong. Not one of you is willing to argue with what I said. Probably because you can't. Notice not a word from Peabrain. Timmy the cat girl, Vietnam veterinarian ,that clown with the camera that I always destroy or anyone else in my " fan club". I would also like to say thanks in advance to those that haven't hit dislike but will. Too easy, way too easy.

4 likes, 36 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 01/14/2017 at 10:44 AM

Re: “What A Riot!

My name is Willy Bernhard Bils. I have a law degree from the University of Oregon and passed the Arizona bar exam in 1991, after which I was, for many years, a civil rights privacy rights, and consumer rights advocate in Tucson, with regular local impact, some regional impact, and occasional national impact on such issues between 1990 and 2012. The Weekly, through the efforts of Dave Devine, Emil Franzi, and James Reel, among others, was responsible for publishing information I provided it about the problems with the Tucson Police Department and local privacy and other public interest issues between 1998 and 2003. The Weekly's coverage of these issues was of great benefit to the public during that time. Since then, the Weekly has provided far less coverage of these issues, perhaps since TPD has undergone substantial reform and Americans have been led by elements in the government and corporate-controlled news media to falsely believe their privacy is hopelessly compromised since the rise of the American police state caused by the passage of the Patriot Act, the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, and other "terrorism protection" measures taken by all government agencies and virtually all major corporations (primarily involving the FBI and data mining "fusion centers" which have collected government and corporate data since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001). In fact, since that time, Americans throughout the Nation have remained disturbed about police misconduct (which has reduced in Tucson, but still needs to be monitored),privacy issues, and corporate abuses, although at a far lower level than occurred prior to 9/11. It remains the public's duty in Tucson to continue to bring these issues to the attention to reporters at all local news media agencies, to a new crop of reporters who must be educated to take an interest in these issues, such as their predecessors Peter Linton-Smith, Morgan Loew, Chip Yost, Som Lisaius, and Bud Foster at KOLD-TV, and others at KGUN-TV, KVOA-TV, and KUAT-TV, the reporting staff of the Arizona Daily Star (editorial editor Jim Kiser, primarily), and local radio talk shows including The John C. Scott Show (KTUC, KTKT, and KVOI) and the former Inside Track program (hosted by political expert and fervent American patriot, Emil Franzi). This is of even greater concern since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, whose inauguration may bring even more Draconian measures than those taken since 9/11, despite his promises to the contrary. Do not rest in working for the protection of your civil and consumer rights in America, for they are the backbone of what has made America great since 1776. For more information on how to accumulate data and to bring new stories on these issues to the the press and government, please contact me at the Center for the Study of Privacy Rights, P.O. Box 44326, Tucson, AZ 85733; telephone: (520) 302-2797; Email address: Thank you.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tucson Weekly's History of Protecting the Public Interest on 01/14/2017 at 10:27 AM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

Well gee...

Considering that weak logic, your dumb ass should move to Maricopa County.

That way you could stain the New Times website, instead of annoying 99.99999% of the people who visit this site. I hope that you have a facebook account, I believe that's how they do stuff over there. In a way, I do understand keeps out prickhead trolls such as yourself.

28 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 01/14/2017 at 8:07 AM

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