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Re: “TUSD Rejects Freedom Center's High School Course

So let me get this straight. An apparently universally panned, terrible textbook that can't even get basic spelling correct sneaks into TUSD, Amphitheater, Vail AND Sahuarita school districts?? That's not stealth. That's a systematic, identifiable process.

Yes, it's a great thing that the community can come together and defeat this kind of nonsense after the fact. But it would be far better to identify how it repeatedly happened so it can be prevented in the first place. That would be some good investigative journalism, TW.

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Posted by gehcl on 12/15/2018 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Danehy

It's an interesting flip of the coin to ask why so many white women who voted for Trump did not vote for their partner in gender Hillary Clinton. And when you dig a bit deeper than Tom is capable of, you begin to understand what happened in '16. Clinton and the gaggle of clowns running in the GOP primaries represented the establishment. Trump and Sanders - the most popular of the candidates - represented a repudiation of the establishment that had left many voters regardless of gender, feeling abandoned and voiceless. Trump's appeal was not focused on '50s sitcoms, it was squarely centered on resentment and disgust with politics as usual.

Posted by Rick Spanier on 12/15/2018 at 8:54 AM

Re: “TUSD Rejects Freedom Center's High School Course

I read the comments by Guy Senese (Philosopher of Education) and was immediately convinced the book was worthless. Why? I labored in the field in the early '70s receiving an M.Ed from Temple U. The department was heavily engaged in what was then called Linguistic or Conceptual Analysis and Alfred North Whitehead was a charter member of its pantheon. Writing a book, a textbook at that is serious business requiring care in simply getting things right in developing a coherent course. Misspelling - mangling- the name of Whitehead summarily disqualifies the "textbook" for the course. Senese than goes on to eviscerate this nonsense beautifully.

One note: I am not buying to the claim that the course and accompanying text magically appeared or was "sneaked" into the TUSD curriculum. The Koch organization spends too much in this arena for its work product to be adopted with no one noticing. Follow the money.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 12/15/2018 at 8:42 AM

Re: “TUSD Rejects Freedom Center's High School Course

The Kochs have become liberal Democrat progressives. Tucson should embrace them.

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Posted by Matahara on 12/15/2018 at 6:46 AM

Re: “Ganja Gift Guide

Michigan voters who understood intelligently what MPP's 2016 legalization efforts meant. Close to the prop 205 it was also soundly rejected, exclusive agents at every juncture.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/marijuana/2018/12/13/michigan-marijuana-bill/2300912002/

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 12/15/2018 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: Nancy's Wall

msnbc showing video of border patrol destroying plastic jugs of water put their by peole not wanting children to die of thirst while laughing.

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Posted by captain arizona on 12/15/2018 at 12:47 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I stopped giving to SA due to the LBGTQ issue, but just happened to have a $5 bill in my wallet a few weeks ago and told my Grandson to stuff it in the bucket - the guy ringing the bell was Gregory Lewis. Wish I had chatted with him, seems like a really sweet guy.

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Posted by Fishfry on 12/14/2018 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

That's my boy Keith L.! Good for you buddy! RING THAT DANG BELL!

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Posted by Carlos Aragon on 12/14/2018 at 2:29 PM

Re: “TUSD Rejects Freedom Center's High School Course

RE: "UA's Freedom Center, which was created and is maintained by millions of dollars from the Koch brothers and members of the brothers' donor network"

You forgot to mention MILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS. The legislature gave $5 million of OUR money to the freedom schools in 2016, $7 million in 2017 and $2 million this year.

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Posted by AJ Flick on 12/14/2018 at 1:24 PM

Re: “TUSD Rejects Freedom Center's High School Course

In addition to TUSD's evaluations, those interested in the (many) problems with the course and textbook can visit the Kochs Off Campus! web page containing detailed and expert reviews critical of this textbook. https://kochsoffcampus.wordpress.com/ethic…

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Posted by anahata on 12/14/2018 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: Nancy's Wall

a 7 year old girl died of dehydration while in border patrol custody as she begged for water for 8 hours in custody.

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Posted by captain arizona on 12/14/2018 at 12:48 PM

Re: “TUSD Rejects Freedom Center's High School Course

How about explaining why the Board didn't like the textbook and course. We know you hate the Koch Brothers, but what was the problem(s) with the course?

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Posted by Was a Teacher on 12/14/2018 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Ganja Gift Guide

How can you even shop for a Cannabis user if you can't even get into the door without a MMJ ID??

Posted by Jenn85710 on 12/14/2018 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Danehy

. It was a well written article but I thought he'd go longer and deeper into the whys. As for most of the rest of the comments, . .its so obvious some of you on here are just bandwaggoning antagonistic simple minded trolls. I'm calling you out. Only three people on this thread wrote anything about the article and everybody else wrote about the Clintons or just innefectively insulted anybody who isn't a drumphf supporter.Do yourselves a favor and go read a lot of books. Some of you might want to start with comprehension manuals.

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Posted by Rene Celaya Jr. on 12/13/2018 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Very good and timely piece.

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Posted by ronko on 12/13/2018 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Brian Smith, thank you for this beautiful story. Your world view is both wide & discerning. It also provides valuable insight into lives that so many would never afford a second glance. Again, thank you sir.

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Posted by tiredofpc on 12/13/2018 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: Individual One

Just not funny or clever.

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Posted by greybaby on 12/13/2018 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Incarcerated State

AFSC-AZ, and my personal hero Caroline Isaacs, do great work for powerless people most people don't ever think about helping, or think about at all-- and most people don't realize how much sentencing reform would do for UNINCARCERATED people. And this event made me do some hard thinking about how I spent January 1 through December 8 of this year not doing a damn thing about it myself.
Having said that, Loveland played ONE cover of a Christmas song. That's not what we do.

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Posted by David Bryan on 12/13/2018 at 12:07 PM

Re: “From High Knees to SOPs

I take it your not one of the retailers he will supply Aari?

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 12/13/2018 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Cannabis for Connoisseurs

Yea every body grows the best, has the best.
look a my new set of roller skates bet I can go faster than yours.
Question is? What are the roller skates for, to see who can go the fastest or for those to just keep going. My take on medical is to maintain not get there the best and fastest and to pay what some think is.

Best of luck to the Cannabis for Connoisseurs or whatever. If it is not tested sealed labeled on contaminants and potency like other states it is just opinion by somebody blowing smoke bend over it and let them blow the best you will get.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 12/13/2018 at 11:05 AM

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