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

Now, this guy knows what he's talking about. If he only knew when to stop talking !!

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Posted by CW13 on 04/21/2018 at 2:17 PM

Re: “The Skinny

If #LyingAlly falls in a pothole and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

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Posted by #ShesGottaGo on 04/21/2018 at 10:12 AM

Re: “School Strife

While we are galvanized by this newest taxpayer spending activism, we should be clear that the increases sought should target educators in the class room and not one cent more for the bloated supervisory, administrative and allied employment costs. These costs shift the spending to where more than 50 cents of every education dollar go outside the classroom.

What a teacher's hourly wage is belies the fact of benefits costs and a job that is a ten month per year one.

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Posted by Joe Bloom1 on 04/21/2018 at 8:54 AM

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

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