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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

She didn't say she was proud to be Irish. She didn't say she was proud to be Danish, or Swedish, or even German. She said "white." "White Pride" is solely associated with white supremacy and has nothing to do with pride in heritage. And don't fire back at me about tribal pride, because it isn't like slave ships kept family tree charts for posterity.

Ally Miller, you screwed up. If you can't show up to work, even if it means you have to acknowledge where you went wrong and eat your well deserved helping of crow before getting back down to business, it is time to resign.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Serena Simi on 08/22/2017 at 12:42 AM

Re: “HOCO Fest 2017 Countdown: Mexican Institute of Sound

be there or...yr loss

Posted by Carl Hanni on 08/21/2017 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

If she's waiting for the furor to die down, she'll be waiting for a LONG time.

18 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 08/21/2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “San Antonio's Pre-K Program

bslap, I don't think you get IT, grades k-12 are all a taxpayer-funded "Youth-Sitting Service"; the age of the students attending school is not really the issue. A primary reason for public schools, and schools in general, is to provide a safe, secure place for our youth to be. Can you image what our society would be like if there were thousands of children (5 to 18) just hanging out around the house, the streets, parks, etc? Chaos. And yes, schools are also set up for learning.

Back to preschool education, baby sitting, the needs of our society have changed drastically during the past 80 years, as the result of the pill and equal opportunity for women, and technological advances, e.g.,dishwashers, frozen food, etc. Public schools reflect the needs of society. Society has changed and so will schools, and like or not, taxpayer supported preschool education will become part of change and our society will be better for IT.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by DennyG on 08/21/2017 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

Ally continues to be the poster child for crappy public service. When is she NOT making an embarrassement of herself and her constituents with her self serving, entitled, privileged hissy fits and lies?

33 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Teala Smith on 08/21/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

Signed, Ally's mom.

Coward. If she doesn't want to do the job she should quit.

34 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Combat Guido on 08/21/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

There is nothing wrong with white people adopting a positive view of their collective racial identity and working together to advance their common interests. We are now living in the age of identity politics for everyone.

21 likes, 47 dislikes
Posted by Nathan K on 08/21/2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

White pride? Sounds more like white flight.

29 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Peabo on 08/21/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “San Antonio's Pre-K Program

bslap I protest. Some people do like public education and TUSD and spend their/our lives trying to improve it. In any case Strong Start is not even about TUSD, its about preschoolers. I suppose if you were raised without using any public services as a youngster then you can be a bitter and selfish oldster now. But my guess is that that was not the case. We all pretty much used services, like roads, telephones (at that time) and other items that were heavily subisidized by taxpayers.To be so selfish about paying forward what someone paid forward for you is just downright egotistical and shortsighted. This is what societies do for one another.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 08/21/2017 at 8:21 AM

Re: “San Antonio's Pre-K Program

Strong Start will never pass. It's completely insane to set up a taxpayer-funded baby-sitting service when our roads are crumbling.
Plus no one likes TUSD.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 08/21/2017 at 7:12 AM

Re: “In the Flesh: Tucson's March Against White Supremacy

The city basically got it for free. Perhaps they could donate it -- for free -- to the history museum in Columbus, New Mexico, where it could be displayed in a historical context, and replace it with a full-scale statue of Ofelia Zepeda sitting on a pedestal reading her poems to children.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by sgsmith on 08/19/2017 at 5:27 PM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2017

I find Huppenthal's comments and statistics suspicious at best, and often knowingly either hyper overstated or hyper-understated to suit his purposes. Having listened to him at length in sworn testimony, I know he cannot be relied upon to tell the truth or to answer questions directly. He always has an axe to grind. During his lamentable term in office, he deliberately ignored specific evidence concerning statists on test scores, etc. presented to his office. Therefore, I await with interest responses from a competent observer on the interesting data Safier presents.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by gcb1 on 08/19/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Education Poll: Support For Charter Schools Down (And Other Results)

The EdNext poll is missing the most important number - the percentage of parents rating their child's school excellent or the equivalent of an "A" grade.

Gallup did such a poll for 47 years but "Race to the Top" did such a wrecking job on schools that the excellence rating, the "A" grade dropped from an all-time high of 36% in 2011 to 24% in 2015.

The shock to PhiDeltaKappa was so severe that they shot the messenger, they terminated the survey.

Even a casual look at the data suggests that parents shouldn't be policy makers for schools. After 200 years, schools are only extracting a small fraction of the potential of our poor and minority students.

So, why are we interested in their opinions on policy? Would Proctor and Gamble go to customers to ask them how to build a shampoo plant? No, but they would ask a lot of questions about shampoo quality. The EdNext survey reflects the ultimate dysfunction of our education system - it asks a ton of questions about policy and none about quality where the respondent would know best - when it is their child.

You see this vividly with TUSD. No one there has even the slightest clue as to how you use parent surveys to drive quality and achieve a competitive, winning edge. As a result, they are getting eaten alive.

3 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 08/18/2017 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Education Poll: Support For Charter Schools Down (And Other Results)

Hopefully charters will continue strong. They are the only way for poor and middle class people to get kids out of the mediocre or worse "one size fits all" government schools. Doesn't matter if you're rich enough to afford private schools of course.
Talk to 50 laypeople, and not one of them will know what Common Core is. It might as well be margarine - just a brand.

5 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 08/18/2017 at 2:47 PM

Re: “In the Flesh: Tucson's March Against White Supremacy

Why does Tucson still have a statue honoring Mexican terrorist and enemy of the United States Pancho Villa smack in the middle of downtown? Isn't it time that this symbol of hatred come down?

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Nathan K on 08/18/2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “HOCO Fest 2017 Countdown: DJ Orange Julius

You can do better keep at it bro

Posted by Wesley Carfagno on 08/18/2017 at 9:38 AM

Re: “HOCO Fest 2017 Countdown: DJ Orange Julius

Wtf

Posted by Wesley Carfagno on 08/18/2017 at 9:38 AM

Re: “In the Flesh: Tucson's March Against White Supremacy

I post political events in our online calendar at Blog for Arizona: http://blogforarizona.net/calendar-2/. I had this march posted.

14 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Carol on 08/18/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “In the Flesh: Tucson's March Against White Supremacy

Where do people announce these protests? I never hear about them until they are over

12 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Palisades on 08/17/2017 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: Billy Sedlmayr Weighs in on Old FM Staple 'Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo' and Johnny and Edgar Winter

'Johnny Winter And Live' version of "Johnny B Goode" is still the best version (that I've heard)...other than Chuck Berry, of course.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Carl Hanni on 08/17/2017 at 12:21 PM

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