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Re: “Results-Based Funding: The Transition From Test Scores To School Grades

bslap, is funding the issue? I would note that TUSD high schools spend about $300 more per pupil on instruction than CFSD16, which receives no deseg funds.

On David's article, I'll just state the obvious. If schools like Basis have their students performing at their potential on standardized test, they are at their performance ceiling, and will not be able to show year over year improvement. It seems unfair to give them "Bs" and "Cs" under those circumstances.

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Posted by Nathan K on 10/18/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Is the Strong Start Tucson Initiative a Good Idea?

Sorry but I now see the criteria used used to hire the Police Chief, by the Mayor and Council. The fewer decisions they make, the safer we all are. I will vote NO on 204.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 10/18/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Is the Strong Start Tucson Initiative a Good Idea?

"Should we really trust all those unknowns to a seven member committee?"

David,
Here's one of the reasons I changed my mind and will vote yes on 204:
Many of the people with whom I volunteer are retired teachers or are still teaching. They are the kinds of people that will be appointed by mayor and council to the commission. My conversations with them showed me that teachers are obsessed (I don't think that's too strong of a word) with quality education.
I trust them to come up with a plan that benefits children.
Also: the commission's meetings will be public, must follow open meeting laws, and will be open to public input.
A.M. Kennedy

Posted by A.M. Kennedy on 10/18/2017 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Results-Based Funding: The Transition From Test Scores To School Grades

So long as most of the poor schools are composed of immigrants (legal and illegal) and their children there will be little or no appetite for funding them on par with children of American citizens.

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Posted by bslap on 10/18/2017 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Let's Listen To That Awesome New Calexico Single

And is Tucson a concert date?!

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Posted by Wil Schuiteman on 10/18/2017 at 6:32 AM

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