Tucson should be damn proud to have these most incredible schools. No one is required to attend, but if you do you get a world class intense education FOR FREE! But people need to complain about something...
I've learned a lot during the last few years from reading the comment streams on Safier's blog and on selected other pieces in the Weekly. I appreciate those who take the time to explain their reasoning and how they look at things, especially when I disagree with them politically. It helps me understand the diversity of opinions in local politics and what beliefs (and sometimes fears) certain policy preferences are based on.
The commenter above seems to comment frequently and has a very distinct style, but I've never been able to get a clear view of what he or she believes, beyond that the appropriate way to respond to anyone who questions any point of liberal orthodoxy is to use insults and assertions not backed up by any valid arguments or evidence. One trope is, while insulting another commenter, to assert that the commenter being insulted lacks love and / or compassion. The hypocrisy doesn't seem to register.
Interesting. Puts a new, ironic spin in the term "liberal," doesn't it? As does the Weekly's pervasive failure to delete comments that involve insults and name-calling, in direct violation of their own clearly stated "Comments Policy." Kind of like when TUSD reps say the district puts the wellbeing of the kids and teachers first. It doesn't take a whole lot of observation to recognize the betrayals and inconsistencies.
If you want to prove a point and get the public to start thinking the way you want them to do all you have to do is create the illusion with smoke and mirrors. It's especially easy when you are pulling all the strings and pushing all the buttons to make your thingamabob look more beautiful and so much more intelligent and worthy than the other whatchamacallit. Republicans use this ruse over and over and it seems to work because the public believes everything at face value and never pulls back the curtain to reveal the phony behind it. If you trust anything that a Republican supports then you are already too far gone to redeem. There are only two motivators for Republicans and they are POWER and MONEY. They do not know how to govern, just to rule. They have the compassion of an iguana and as a group they are more cohesive than a band of fire-ants regardless of whether their objectives are right or wrong. The day that I trust ANY Republican is the day they pry my computer from my dead, cold hands.
Raul's picture next to "skinny", now that's irony.
I am bungholio!
I need TP for my cornhole!
This is education culture. Test scores, test scores, test scores.
Yet, for 20 years the academic gains, the productivity, of American schools have gone down.
Education is substantially more complex than the average policy makers believes.
Focusing on test scores doesn't work.
It doesn't even work for BASIS. Less than half their graduates go on to graduate from college.
Ummm ummmm ummm. Rat T in disguise.
Winds...My Sweet Lord!
That has to be your best comment ever!
The commentary above lacks true human love.
Mr. Nice Guy? Seriously?
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