Arizona Has Least Recession Recovered Cities
Tucson is the least recession-recovered large city, with Mesa, and Phoenix only beating out Detroit and Tucson.
Make Tucson Mexico Again!
Illegal immigrant suspected of sexually assaulting 5-year-old in California
Come to Tucson. You're welcome here. The Mayor might even give you a key to the city. And bring some children, TUSD needs to fill the seats.
"America is a country of immigrants, and the tremendous contributions DACA recipients and their parents have made through their sweat equity gives them a right to be in the U.S., Cowan said from her downtown office of the Pima County Public Defender"
America is not about equity it's about equality everyone gets a shot at life but the chips lay where they fall they made the choice to come here illegally or overstay visas the consiquences of those actions are 100 of their own doing again equality > equity
I am not knowledgeable enough to rise in his defense, I don't know his prior track record in Texas. I am merely making the observation that high performing schools have cohesive school boards and long serving Superintendents. I am also making the observation that the two prior Superintendents were outstanding and had long track records of being outstanding. The fact that TUSD culture could burn through both of them indicates that problem is the culture, not the Superintendent. Good Superintendents become outstanding under cohesive school boards, supportive communities and time on task.
I am sure that after you burn through him, other people will come forward to burn through the next victim.
Dying a little more inside with each ugly comment that's posted.
Pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and service at this little cafe. Rather crowded - apparently the multitudes have found the place, but certainly one of the best food places I've run into in Tucson. Wait staff is knowledgeable and helpful, adding to the overall positive impression. Only possible negative is that in one section of the restaurant, you are in essence in a tent!
Millions of birds, including bald eagles are killed every year by wind turbines.
A small price to pay for liberals to feel good.
True journalism is dead. The death was caused because of lack of accountability. That and partisan politics that we witnessed during the election. The media directed CNN and NBC in questions/answers and info in an attempt to elect Hillary Clinton. Americans saw through it.
The latest revelation today, has John McCain admitting that he leaked misleading stories regarding Trump campaign and Russia. CNN and Buzzfeed ran with it.
So, in a roundabout way, journalism is committing suicide. Can they be stopped?
jhuppent@hotmail writes, "The TUSD culture quickly burned through two outstanding superintendents and now is evidently working on a third."
Are you implying that Sanchez is an "outstanding superintendent"?
What's outstanding about him? His willingness to co-write an editorial with Lisa Graham Keegan arguing that we should solve our teacher shortage problem by reducing teacher credentialing requirements? His willingness to fight the desegregation authority and waste millions of dollars of the limited funds available for education in this sad district on legal fees associated with ill-advised challenges to court rulings? The fact that under his administration, six schools just lost their magnet status? The fact that he bragged about voluntarily reducing desegregation levies and voluntarily gave more than $3 million in desegregation funds back to taxpayers? His willingness to accept an outrageous compensation contract that mis-allocates hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to his salary, expense accounts, bonuses, etc.? His willingness to outsource substitute teachers, cut their compensation and destroy their ability to qualify for healthcare? His tolerance of south and west side schools serving largely minority populations having classrooms filled with long-term subs who don't have teaching certification? His willingness to be a "leader" in local efforts to sell the shoddy Prop123 funding proposition to constituents in his mismanaged district, persuading them (falsely) that the majority of the money would actually be used to improve teacher compensation, which is disastrously low thanks to the AZ "do it cheaper" approach to "education"?
These are the only ways in which this man is outstanding:
1) in capitulating to and collaborating with anti-public education, irresponsible state level leadership
2) in having a track record in office which demonstrates consistent tendencies to be both self-serving and dishonest
The fact that Ducey-collaborators and defenders like "jhuppent@hotmail" rise to Sanchez's defense is very telling, and this is what it tells: Sanchez was brought in by Ducey "kitchen cabinet" members like Lea Marquez Peterson to serve a disastrous conservative education reform agenda and to ingratiate himself to Ducey et al. with a flagrant anti-integration, pro-corporate program that is destroying TUSD.
Do the numbers so that you know what the governor is saying. Inflation for 2016 was 1.7%. 1.7% times $9,000 per student is $150 per student x 1,000,000 students is 150 million dollars total, for the entire package, all the items in his list. But, likely he is subtracting for what prop123 will be adding so $150 million is a rough bogey.
Also, the attacks on Superintendent Sanchez are just a part of the sickness of public education. The characteristics of higher performing public schools is a stable cohesive school board strongly supporting a long serving school superintendent. The TUSD culture quickly burned through two outstanding superintendents and now is evidently working on a third. What a tragedy for the students.
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Fee speech, and education from the actual professionals in the business world. Who could argue with that?
There's more than one fox in the henhouse in Arizona, gcb1, and I think, from various commentary you have made locally, that you know it.
Safier is a firm friend and staunch ally of one of our most voracious local foxes (Sanchez of TUSD), and that is a past and present sin I and others will not be able to forgive him for...unless he repents of it publicly.
Did you watch yesterday evening's TUSD Board meeting? The man who spearheaded the movement to get rid of Isquierdo in Sunnyside spoke in the Call to the Audience, recommending that TUSD's changed majority make a move now to get rid of Sanchez, who, he said, shares many of the same administrative behaviors with Isquierdo. Subs also spoke about the district's lies about their pay and benefits and the damage outsourcing to ESI has done to them.
I actually felt that David was moving closer to the reality base that those of us who wisely opposed 123 were occupying. Let's not beat him up for his past sins. He is realizing that the fox in the henhouse has been enjoying the chickens.
Seems some like to steal the " Carpet Baggers" I only comment in the MMJ column not anything else. I didn't make the first comment
Bob Grimm must have really hated this movie to write the review so poorly.
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"somehow, they still feel this work has something to offer."
I guess the "somehow" got me. True journalism is perhaps at its highest level of importance in a generation under the current situation, and also potentially at its highest level of being threatened by subversiveness and press access restrictions.
Do you mean like Meryl Streep did?
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Ground Control to Let's Get Real. Their will always be poor people. There will always be uneducated people. It is a free country. Try not to hoist your lofty goals en masse on the back of this country and it's citizens.
I do agree with the balance of your ideas.
But just today that group of pesky climate scientists warned of a coming ice age. It may be our fault for combating global warming too vigorously.
What happened to contentment and friendships? Politicians have turned us into political pitbulls promoting their causes whether it be cheap labor, or ethnic cleansing for cheap votes. They growl and nip at our heels and we growl back and nip at theirs.
That is what the last eight years has felt like. Let's see what the next eight bring.
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