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Re: “Danehy

2 already. One day you stooges will learn to ignore me!!

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Posted by CW13 on 07/26/2017 at 1:25 PM

Re: “BASIS Connives to Maintain Its Elite Charter School Status in Baton Rouge

If you look at a continuous cohort of students, meaning looking at all the kids who were in Arizona schools at the end of 3rd grade and still in our schools at the end of 8th grade, the BASIS cohort gains 20% more annually than the statewide average. Put in terms of SAT points, that's about 3 extra SAT points per year. However, when you look at those same students when they attend other schools, their gains are only slightly less - about 2.5 SAT points per year.

You keep beating up on them because their sky high test scores make them the poster boys and girls for school choice. That's what education culture values, falsely associating these high test scores with the school that collects them and ignoring those schools that actually create them. The measure of academic gains, in scale score points, is where we should be looking to find uniquely valuable schools.

There are over 50 schools with higher academic gains than the average of BASIS system.

Many of them are producing those gains year after year. Sooner or later, they will begin to propagate the way BASIS has propagated. Then, the game will be on.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 07/26/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Danehy

Thanks. The more I'm disliked by the left the more I love it.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/26/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Danehy

They dislike you, not the 10 times more fun your generation had.

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Posted by The Grim Reaper on 07/26/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “McCain Returns to Senate To Push Mystery GOP Healthcare Bill Forward

Hahahaha Have either of you even read the constitution? You do realize that Senators serve 6 year terms... Either you suck at civics or you suck at math, neither 4 nor 8 year term limits would work. Both of you made me smile today, thank!

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Posted by HumanBean on 07/26/2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

@SonoranWinds,

That was my point but I guess I did not make it clear enough :-) It would be great if these orgs and businesses gave more than tax deductible donations and actually pony'd up to provided job training AND jobs. Maybe they are and it was missed in this coverage.

Posted by HumanBean on 07/26/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Danehy

What's to dislike? You clowns are just pissed that my generation had 10 times more fun than yours ever did.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/26/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Flake Loves Him Some Cruzcare

A CLOSET DEMOCRAP.

HA HA! I'm such a clever REPUBLISHIT.

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Posted by AZPaul on 07/26/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “McCain Returns to Senate To Push Mystery GOP Healthcare Bill Forward

Grandma Suzy,

Four years -- no more, no less.

If you cannot get it done in four years, you probably cannot get it done.

In addition, no "entitlements" after service. I had to put more than 20 years in the Army to retire with benefits that are far less than these people get for one term now.

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/26/2017 at 7:37 AM

Re: “McCain Returns to Senate To Push Mystery GOP Healthcare Bill Forward

M. McCain is prime example to have mandatory 8 year term limits for all elected personnel.

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Posted by Grandma Suzy on 07/26/2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “BASIS Connives to Maintain Its Elite Charter School Status in Baton Rouge

Another fascinating story by David Safier. Sure, there are other viewpoints (the comments above), but David's tells something which has been ignored by much of the press. Good to hear both sides of the story by commenters and by David, but where else do you get a report like David's? Much appreciated.

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Posted by Nancy Fahringer on 07/26/2017 at 6:50 AM

Re: “BASIS Connives to Maintain Its Elite Charter School Status in Baton Rouge

David, your premise that Basis makes a living catering to advantaged students twists a fundamental part of the American Dream. You can start in America with nothing and through hard work give a better life to your children and they do better than you. That is the basis of Basis. When you look at the students at Basis in OV many if not most are from second generation Asian or Indian families. They want their kids to have opportunities so they put their kids in the best school possible. Perhaps we should encourage good parenting where kids have advantages because of that? That doesn't mean we ignore kids who don't have that advantage, but you shouldn't punish good behavior.

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Posted by Doug Martin on 07/26/2017 at 6:08 AM

Re: “McCain Returns to Senate To Push Mystery GOP Healthcare Bill Forward

I think I have solved the cause of the large ice break off in Antarctica -- the GOP is preparing for its next healthcare plan transmogrification to take care of all those that become uninsured by placing them on the large ice flow where they can sail off into oblivion using a "natural" and cost effective method.

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/26/2017 at 3:05 AM

Re: “BASIS Connives to Maintain Its Elite Charter School Status in Baton Rouge

And BTW, did I miss your post on this...

"Basis school network is planning to open a primary campus on Tucsons south side as part of an initiative to bring its challenging curriculum to underserved areas."
...
"An analysis included in Basis proposal to the charter schools board says the population in the area of the new school has about 69 percent of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch an indicator of poverty and nearly 64 percent are Hispanic."

http://tucson.com/news/local/education/basis-planning-new-charter-school-on-tucson-s-south-side/article_a2779b77-140e-5b63-ae86-fa3a818e8dbd.html

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Posted by Cynthia Weiss on 07/25/2017 at 10:58 PM

Re: “BASIS Connives to Maintain Its Elite Charter School Status in Baton Rouge

David,

Wasn't BASIS recruited to come to Baton Rouge, not the other way around. As far as the corporate partnership, that is state law, not something that BASIS 'came up with'.

As reported here...

http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/education/article_e51f2a1e-6cf3-11e7-b4f0-732d4134b101.html

"The 2011 corporate partnership law exempts children of Womans Hospital employees from the at risk requirement. The remaining 50 percent-plus children at the school, however, still have to meet the "at risk" threshold."
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"The draft version of the contract the board looked at Thursday allows the school system to require BASIS to complete a corrective action plan if it falls short in this area, as well as in its enrollment of special education students."

Now you know the rest of the story.

CW

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Posted by Cynthia Weiss on 07/25/2017 at 10:53 PM

Re: “McCain Returns to Senate To Push Mystery GOP Healthcare Bill Forward

What they will debate are all ideas. And to do it right they need to hear directly from those that the ACA harmed, so they don't screw up again.

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Posted by Healthnut on 07/25/2017 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Best Barber Shop

The Men's Room is Number 1.

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Posted by Saralee on 07/25/2017 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

@HumanBean
Or maybe HSL Properties, the COT, Pima County, Cox, Wal-Mart, etc. should HIRE these people for permanent jobs.

Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/25/2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Best of TucsonĀ® 2016

I would have thought Old Chicago would have the best beer selection. They have over 100 on tap. Rubs is the best place to get a massage? Something doesn't seem right about these.

Posted by Ann Schnell on 07/25/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Best Auto Repair

oh my no. CAABA automotive should get a nod.

Posted by Ann Schnell on 07/25/2017 at 3:19 PM

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