Michael Foudy 
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Re: “Letter With 160 Signers Opposes NAACP's Proposed Moratorium on Charter Schools

David, are you being paid by the Teacher's Unions? Are you a consultant to TUSD? Just curious.

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Posted by Michael Foudy on 09/23/2016 at 6:49 PM

Re: “The Skinny

What about SunVan? A city hall insider tells me that a one way trip on SunVan costs taxpayers $32. Is that true? The same source says that the primary destination of SunVan is to the Casinos. Is that true? I'd like to know.

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Posted by Michael Foudy on 09/15/2016 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Flake vs. Trump, or More Lunacy From The Donald's Efforts To Unify the Party

Vote Green or Libertarian and deny both the crook and the bigoted bully the 270 electoral votes required to win, throwing the election into the House of Representatives. Yes, you'll get a Republican but they hopefully won't be a crook or bigoted bully. Just sayin'.

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Posted by Michael Foudy on 07/08/2016 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Meet Tucson Republican Candidate for Ward II Kelly Lawton

Seems like a decent guy.

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Posted by Michael Foudy on 08/10/2015 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Arizona Has Lowest College Completion Rate In the Nation!!! (Or Not.) A Lesson in Reading Results

David, every time I read you what comes across is that you are "of the teacher's unions, for the teacher's union and by the teacher's unions." That is my first point.

My second point is that you see everything in black and white terms, which I find fantastic and unreal.

Contrary to your representations, I believe, based only on what I read hear and in the Star that: 1) The folks at TUSD are frankly corrupt: 2) the teacher's unions are doing their best to protect their vested self interests (compensation, work rules and,--especially--unsustainable pensions), ...the interests of the children are long forgotten; and. 3 The TUSD system is failing because people who can are voting with their feet and moving elsewhere. Thus, your world view is a fantasy based on wishful thinking rather than reality.

Yes, many if not most for profit education efforts are a scam. We agree on that. However, there would be no market for them if the public education options were competent, honest and effective. The public efforts at TUSD are a shameful exercise of nepotism, corruption and ineptitude. Sorry, that's what it is.

It's not a black and white thing (as much as you want to define it in those terms). It is all gray.

Would you please deal with reality and stop being a spin doctor for TUSD, public education and the teacher's unions? You really do have a following I think. If you were to get over your ideology and deal with facts you could really contribute to progress.

Respectfully,

Mike

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Posted by Michael Foudy on 07/29/2015 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Media Watch

The Star's website really is horrific. I live in DC most of the time and when comparing the Star to the Washington Post or the NY Times it is clearly evident that the Star doesn't have a clue. UGH.

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Posted by Michael Foudy on 07/04/2015 at 9:57 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Isn't it ironic that Justice Roberts's dissent to the redistricting case is almost a carbon copy of Justice Scalia's dissent to Roberts's ACA majority opinion? (Although it's not nearly as well written or scathing...) I find that simply delicious without regard for who is right or wrong or the merits of the case. Ahhhhh the smell of hypocrisy in the morning to paraphrase the Robert Duvall character from "Apocalypse Now." Ya gotta love it! Or to quote another great American, Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." :-) Who would have ever thought John Roberts might have anything in common with Ralph Waldo Emerson? Or who would ever predict that Roberts and Scalia would make the same point in cases announced in the same week to support different results? Not me. Isn't life simply grand?

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Posted by Michael Foudy on 07/04/2015 at 9:52 PM

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