Oh, Mr. 14 honey. How sweet. Maybe you and Mr. 13 can do it all the time in the Arena of Ideas!
I am thrilled to see all of these comments for a vote NO. Only a total group of incompetents can write a $1.4 billion budget & turn to our policemen & paramedics and say "no money for your overheating ambulances, no money for your bulletproof vests". n7iqv is SPOT ON about the tree planters - utterly careless use of taxpayer money & now drivers can't see oncoming traffic when moving in to the center turn lane. I'm hoping to soon get commentary in the Daily Star about how inept our current sales tax system is. NO TO PROP 101!
I have learned much from knowing you and working with you and being your friend. I look forward to supporting you in your work for the YWCA, too! It's a cause after my own heart.
Safir is an idiot and a political gadfly with allegiance solely to Grijalva and Foster.
He knows nothing about what it takes to develop, teach and support successful students.
Both UHS and Basis clearly state that they are rigourous college preparatory high schools. This means that students who chose to go there are planning to go on to a 4-year college upon graduation.
The fact that they have an AP-focused curriculum seems entirely consistent with their stated mission.
More telling is the fact that these schools consistently have the highest AP and SAT scores in the entire state.
In UHS' case, an even important measure is that UHS alums generally have the highest cumulative GPA of all high school graduates entering the UofA.
Safir seems to think that they have something to apologize for.
With respect to USNWR high school rankings, they may provide bragging rights, but they are meaningless and most serious college admissions officers give them absolutely no weight.
As a former Yale University dean of admissions once observed regarding these rankings "U.S. News and World Report, a magazine that has actually gone defunct and exists now only as a purveyor of rankings to exert undue influence."
Better to look further at UHS' and Basis' graduation rates, colleges that graduates are accepted to, whether their students are prepared for college when they arrive, and what the 4-year graduation rate is for those incoming freshman.
I sincerely doubt that either UHS or Basis would put a top rating from USNWR over more tangible measures like college readiness, acceptance, matriculation and graduation.
TUSD is really rather unique. It is not representative of any other school district in the state. It should not be held up to define and defeat the morale and the professionalism of hardworking people in all the other school districts in the state.
I used to live in Nogales, and worked there for many years after that. When I saw Sessions on the border he looked so out of place - like a fish out of water. To quote another one of his kind, "Who knew it would be so complicated?"
You did a tough job real well. You have been an expression of much of what's good about our community. Thanks
How exciting! I'm very happy for you and wish all the best in your new endeavor.
"An NFL football should always be inflated to whatever Tom Brady says it should." Priceless.
Just curious. What the Hell is a Larschneb? I've been here 6 long years so you know what you can do with your suggestion about stop reading.
As far as Da Coach goes, hide my Glock and all sharp objects and I should be all right.
Dang it. But I hope The Weekly gets a new weirdo at the helm. I really enjoyed how you cared for this silly little paper. The touch of a strong woman helped its presence in the community. Congrats on that!
And, congrats on your new adventure. I will catch up with at some point and we can lunch at Delectables.
Love ya. Anne
Thanks for all your hard work for an important community institution, Mari.
I do it all the time.
The YWCA is a great place for you to put your skills and your beliefs to work. The deep rooted tenets of Christianity that they stand for will be well served.
Advocate that they stop funding abortions with tax dollars.
Push to return prayer to public schools.
Promote tax reductions to empower the lower/middle class to a higher position of economic benefit.
Replace ACA with Affordable Health Care that allows women to become empowered and develop entrepreneurship skills.
The list is endless, best of luck to you on those efforts.
I have never read the Weekly for CW13's comments.
CW 13.....all you have to do is STOP READING.
Not on the backs of working people. If you can't pass a property tax, we don't need a sales tax.
Our property taxes are near the lowest, our sales taxes are near the highest. Much as I hate to say it, the teabaggers are right on this one...
Temporary tax? Come on people how do you think they got us to a combined rate of 8.1%.
Absolutely NO on 101.
Charles Smith is correct in stating that this issue should have been decided with a bond to ensure that money raised stayed in Tucson.
How many times has the Tucson Weekly stood on its soap box and warned us of the elected thieves in Phoenix who have no conscience about taking money from children and then using political shenanigans to never pay it back -- and you want us to send more money to them?
I would rather write a check for $100 to the police and another $100 to the fire department than to see the city throw more money away on maintaining a roadway system that fails to improve moving around Tucson and only provides job security for the companies that half-ass chip-seal and oil-paint the loose gravel that is already there.
As a side note to n7iqv, they may have said they were beautifying Campbell with the tree project, but the reality was there were too many accidents during morning and evening rush hours by individuals using the turn lanes as rush-hour lanes. It was easier to say Were making the roadway pretty than Tucson drivers suck!
Why do I feel like the timing of this is to otherwise fund a wasteful City government that's willing to lose federal funding because (and I don't care what you call it) Tucson is a sanctuary city. That judge's ruling is not going to stand and anyone with half a brain knows that.
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