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
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
That doesn't fit your narrative either, does it. John? You have been a huge part of the problem in AZ education.
Eighty three % of AZ students attend public schools, JohnH, so your assessment that school choice works, has actually no bearing on the statistics you posted. And Frances nailed ed policy in AZ.
Nobody, but nobody, talks about the extraordinary feat of Sen. Sanders to run a competitive campaign with small dollar donations against the Clinton Machine and a DNC with its thumb on the scale. Meanwhile the candidate who swears she'll reign in Wall St. and wants to end Citizens United is funded by and beholden to big money. That campaign promise is simply unbelievable.
A big problem with throwing the Ducey people out, is they are not up for re-election during presidential election years. AZ governor, Sec of State, Treasurer, and Supt of Instruction are always elected in mid-term elections which are characterized by low turnout. It will take a strong concerted effort to retire Ducey and Co.
Who owns our state buildings that we mortgaged off a few years ago?
Excellent essay, Dave. Twenty four years, of Republican rule in the legislature, brought us to this.
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