"No Republicans, Moments of Silence Are Not Preventing Mass Shootings"...neither is one more useless, unenforceable, doing-it-just-to-pander gun control bill.
This is so sad to see the people of a once tight knit community so divided. Romero unfortunately does seem to have a hand in it.
The bottom line is that charter schools are actually more efficient and accountable because unlike public schools they have to be or they will fail and go out of business. There are good charter schools and there are bad ones but Basis is one of the good ones. They have proven it year after year. Go and examine their books and their college admissions records. Interview their management and teachers. Interview students' families. There is a story in there somewhere and it needs to be told but you won't get that story by sitting at your computer and speculating.
The Gystapo hates Rick Santorum? What a total shock! LOL
If you take off your "I hate everything that's good and normal" specs for a minute you may just see that the crux of his argument isn't that 'gay marriage' causes single mothers. His argument is that we have downgraded the definition of marriage in order to include gay relationships and in that lies the very real peril of trivializing and thus weakening the institution of marriage that is the basic building block of a strong society. Now have fun hating on my post, as I know you will, libs!
I am a legal immigrant and a naturalized citizen. The illegals have no rights under the law. This is a line of B.S. designed to legitimize what are essentially a bunch of criminals.
Sure, blame America first. That's the knee jerk response of progs to every issue and every crisis.
'What I hope to hear from BASIS staff and supporters some day is something I never hear from them — basic truth in advertising about what BASIS schools are and what they accomplish. Stop comparing the highly selective charters to non-selective district schools. Stop saying you've cracked the education code, that you know how to turn ordinary students into world beaters. It's simply not true.'
You will never hear that from us BASIS supporters because it's a bunch of nonsense at best and a pack of rhetorical lies in reality. I have a kid in BASIS. He started in TUSD where expectations were low so he performed according to the top level of those expectations. We enrolled him at BASIS Tucson where expectations, the level of teacher competence and the complexity of the material being taught were much higher and boom, his performance rose to the level of expectations, the level of teacher competence and the complexity of the material being taught. By the way there was no entrance exam or demand for his TUSD records before he was admitted. All they wanted were parents and a student who WANTED to be there.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. Such is the case with many students and their families across the nation. You can provide the education, but can you make it take hold? No, you can't! It takes commitment and dedication on the part of students and their families. BASIS provides a service for those who WANT it. Those who don't want it or do but aren't willing to work for it go elsewhere for that service and see different results. There is no 'code' to crack here. It really is simple. If you want your kids to get a good education, do the work that it takes as a parent and put your kids where expectations, the level of teacher competence and the complexity of the material being taught are at a high level and be prepared to participate (that means commit time and work) in your kids' education.
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