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Re: “The Strike Is On: Arizona Teachers Prepared for Walkout Next Week

Arizona Teachers should, of course, receive a periodic salary increase that is written in their contract; Based on Merit as indicated by a Standardized Assessment Examination given at each grade level so as to determine that Students are being taught properly and provided with the Academic Skills necessary to move on to the next grade level in achieving their Career Goals.

An Ineffective Instructional program should NOT be rewarded with a pay increase!!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 04/21/2018 at 6:13 AM

Re: “Media Watch

"If he is a doctor (which I doubt), I hope the "plastic surgeon" is more careful with his patients than he is with his grammer or spelling."

Yeah, but you misspelled "grammar."

Posted by Grammar Maven on 04/21/2018 at 3:28 AM

Re: “So, What Do People Think About Teachers?

Sorry Mr Safier but your presentation doesn't add up. If we under paid and lost teachers we would increase wages? Take a look. We have not raised wages.

The general public is still disappointed in your public school results.

Why not promise us something that we would be willing to spend money on?

And then deliver. Anything less and you are losing us.

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Posted by Don V on 04/20/2018 at 8:19 PM

Re: “So, What Do People Think About Teachers?

50% of all teachers have always quit by year 5, just when they accumulate the experience necessary to do an above average job. Unfortunately, we have a culture that has been shaped by teachers within a few years of retirement. Thus, those teachers get the lion's share of pay.

The typical teacher can't remotely hope to get the average teacher salary in Arizona of $47,218 (National Education Association Rankings and Estimates).

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Posted by on 04/20/2018 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Antigone Books To Be Sold to Three Employees (If They Can Raise Some More Cash)

so happy store will stay in strong women's hands

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Posted by deannabanana on 04/20/2018 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Who Wants to Be a Teacher?

after working for amphi schools transportation for 19 years with little pay rises, all school employees need a large rise!!!. remember"You can pay for education now ! or pay for prison later . steve b

Posted by steviel b on 04/20/2018 at 12:24 PM

Re: “State of the Brew-nion

Could you please update Eric Greene's title to Certified Cicerone?

Posted by John Scholl on 04/20/2018 at 10:50 AM

Re: “So, What Do People Think About Teachers?

Don V, lots of teachers have taken your advice. They didn't like the pay, so they left the state to teach where salaries are higher, or they left the profession entirely.

One of the ideas taught in standard economics classes is, if you pay too little, you won't have enough people willing to do a job. If you need more workers, you increase wages or other incentives to attract more people. The people have spoken. Teachers aren't paid enough, and/or the disincentives are high enough, that we have a shortage of qualified people willing to do the job. Apparently, we even have a shortage of unqualified people. The legislature wrote a law saying almost anyone can be hired to teach, yet people without teaching credentials haven't been flocking to schools asking for a job.

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Posted by David Safier on 04/20/2018 at 10:26 AM

Re: “So, What Do People Think About Teachers?

There are a lot of tough jobs. How can it be that State Law Enforcement employees have not seen a significant pay raise in 12 years, yet they continue to do their jobs and be professional?

If you don't like the something else. The rest of the free world operates that way. Join them.

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Posted by Don V on 04/20/2018 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Antigone Books To Be Sold to Three Employees (If They Can Raise Some More Cash)

For what it's worth, Flappy, you just gave your buddy Roberto a little free advertising. Of the worst kind.

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Posted by Peabo on 04/20/2018 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Backpage Bust

well just look's like these people are going to have to go get a job were they have to pay taxes

Posted by Kurt Hudson on 04/20/2018 at 2:48 AM

Re: “Antigone Books To Be Sold to Three Employees (If They Can Raise Some More Cash)

good luck to the employees buying a bookstore, now this gets a puff piece column because...? Get in touch with my pal Roberto who's opening an auto collision center, he's a wonderful member of the community and I'm sure he'd love to have free advertising as well.

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Posted by laddderflappy on 04/19/2018 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Antigone Books To Be Sold to Three Employees (If They Can Raise Some More Cash)

Talk about the heart and soul of 4th Ave Tucson. I think Antigone's is it...

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Posted by Mark Flamini on 04/19/2018 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I thought the Bambi was OK until the manager told me I had to stop talking to the lady on the stool next to me. I wasn't hitting on her or making a 'scene' or ANYTHING. For f**k sake, I was talking about something to do with vegetarians while she was eating her corned cow flesh and cabbage. And it was the manager herself who brought up the topic when she told me there was no food there for me.

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Posted by G. DiNardo on 04/19/2018 at 6:35 PM

Re: “So, What Do People Think About Teachers?

Try teaching for a month, a year, a few more; it is not easy at all. It is hard work that requires alertness, intelligence, rules of conduct, policies/procedures, common sense and true compassion for the problems of others who are totally unrelated to you and yours. And, then there can always be the unexpected crisis that can erupt any hour of any day.

There are people who criticize and try to starve the system as a ploitical scheme, but teachers do heavy lifting everyday despite critics who have no clue what strength of character it requires.

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Posted by Constant Voter on 04/19/2018 at 5:08 PM
Posted by Around The Light on 04/19/2018 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

Idk maybe she was being a fat bitch, who knows.

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Posted by borentz on 04/19/2018 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Bambi sounds glorified in this article. Wel, the characters there are. The writer makes reference to the "smoking area". It's almost the entire place. Despite State regulations, patrons smoke with one foot inside the bar and the smoke goes straight in. When I complained, the bartender told me to leave. Then I got hit in the head by an errant pool ball. So, I left. I'll stick to the Mint or Shelter. Both have separate smoking areas and are much cleaner. Too bad, The Bambi used to be OK. But then so was 10's.

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Posted by rogerxcohn on 04/19/2018 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Higher Ground

Happy to see a new a new face coming to the market all these new expansions all competing for that hmmm thin profit line.

I see the returns are out for the TW cannabis bowl. Looks like thousands dedicated customers great for us. lots of patients that took the time to get to use this medication and prepare counseled for a mmj card.

Perhaps an alcohol card possible, to make that consumer as responsible? Seeing a doctor annually to talk about your alcohol consumption go over medical records and a cheap inexpensive license to buy use and consume. That is rediclious I know but in a parallel world, like all things being equal a point to ponder?

As far as the strains go it varies from grow to grow, as well as grower to grower. I do hope they become more consistent will stop in a few of the new places open. I really like having more convenient place's around town.

In my now close to 70's now was at the 4th ave smoke out in protest of Nixon's marijuana and paraquat and Monsanto a whole different time and era.. One thing stays the same some identify with marijuana, some use marijuana as an Identity. When legalized how many I see with lose to me what seems to be their whole identity ?

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 04/19/2018 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Striking Oil

I have had some "I lava" I believe it was a 300mg vape cartridge it was like hitting pinion cedar bark rolled in newspaper (adolescent experience )

I am sure the product is getting better, some day I might try it again. I dont believe there is a contestant amount of medication in oils, cartridge's or shatter industry wide. The inconstancy's in my 2 years of trying them has me going to and staying with flower.

My form of using is to maintain a constant amount of an Indica in my system, for me less fluctuations and more control of the high and feeling nerve contractions subsiding. When I feel an exacerbation coming in public I flex so much that I get exhausted.

If allowed to go and medicate. I do often small amounts but consistent to about 1/2>3/4 oz weekly. I can stay out and active this can become expensive and has. Stain salads work the best for me if Indica based.

So I do hope with the support of the community the industry a more consistent product will be available. Each cookie will have the same amount of chips so to speak. I believe the Legislature and the industry are working towards this.

Now the elephant in the room schedule one. AT every opportunity ask your candidate who ever, where ever, whatever platform, where their platform on cannabis is ? THIS IS ELECTION YEAR make them defuse the bomb before it goes off after Nov 3rd

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 04/19/2018 at 11:51 AM

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