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Re: “The 'Freedom Center's' High School Course Is On Shaky Ground at TUSD

According to Dr. Villarreal-Diaz who was at the time of my research into this course one of a few professors in the Freedom Center, a considerable amount of the money also came from Jim Click. I am a bit suspicious of Dr. V-D's accuracy, but he did state this to the site council meeting at Tucson High that handled this subject when one of its members raised questions about the course. What I would like to know more about now is how is it that the high school teachers can be trained to give the course through a summer class, while every other high school teacher giving a dual enrollment class has to get a masters and additional credits in the subject of the course. Perhaps this is why not every district offers the courses as dual enrollment, and perhaps this is part of the reason that the course is not ALWAYS deemed eligible to fulfill state requirements for a single economy class in high school.

Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 11/21/2017 at 8:53 AM

Re: “The 'Freedom Center's' High School Course Is On Shaky Ground at TUSD

In addition to "Dark Money" by Jane Mayer (which is a must read in my opinion), anyone who is interested in the motivations of the Koch Brothers and their followers should check out the website: unkochmycampus.org

It's a much bigger reach into our society than one might think at first glance.

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Posted by Jana Happel on 11/21/2017 at 7:26 AM

Re: “The 'Freedom Center's' High School Course Is On Shaky Ground at TUSD

Employing stealth to achieve a public policy outcome is a red flag. Like the Kochs, the Freedom Center has worked to cloak their policy objectives. Putting everything on the table for public scrutiny would jeopardize their likelihood of success.

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Posted by Tom Rhodes on 11/21/2017 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Calling All Turkeys! Salvation Army in Desperate Need of Thanksgiving Staple

Maybe moving from St Demetrios wasn't a good idea. The community supported the event at that venue for decades.

Posted by UofAzWildkitty on 11/21/2017 at 4:08 AM

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