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Re: “Diane Douglas Got Trumped. And DeVosed. And Maybe Duceyed. And It's a Damn Shame.

I am so impressed with your perseverance in the face of all the graceless and crude remarks. I have to say, I deeply appreciate your presentation of the facts and read you faithfully, frequently tweeting your comments to my followers (few). As a former teacher, now retired and writing the stories of what it's like to teach with no budget, crap for pay and a constant barrage of slander, I like to keep focused on what the unbridled plunder of our neighborhood schools does to our kids' future.

Keep up the good fight!

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Posted by Shirley Willis on 04/14/2017 at 11:41 PM

Re: “Danehy

NEW Mexico - a lot like the OLD one!

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Posted by W Corvi on 04/14/2017 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Danehy

WTF?

Where's the usual gang of idiots?

Such as the dude sticking his ugly mug into the photo face stand-in cutout of an outlaw, the douche that always starts his posts with "Tom wrote" and that loser that always calls Tom "Tammy"?

I guess today really is Good Friday.

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Posted by Good Friday is always better without obnoxious people. on 04/14/2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Danehy

Mary Magdalene wrote: "So you're advocating the kidnapping and beating of a fourteen year old girl..."

You really believe that he is advocating those things?

Don't read Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" because the top of your head will pop off.

You've lost your satire funnybone. You can find it over at www.merriam-webster.com

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Posted by tctw on 04/14/2017 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Favoring the 8 Percent, Ignoring the 92 Percent

How disingenuous. What's happening here is the 8% are finally being offered what the 92% have always gotten: tax funded support for their educations, and you twist that around to make it sound as though the 8% are stealing something from the 92%.

Enrollment in privates is down because fewer people can afford them. Been inside any privates in Southern Arizona since 2008, David? Most are struggling financially and many would go out of business if not for the need-based scholarships they are able to offer because of tax credit programs, which enable a broader band of SES to attend than would otherwise be able to. If a diverse range of high functioning independent schools are strengthened because of ESAs, why is that necessarily a bad thing? The policy change won't decrease the per pupil funding in public district schools, and no one who doesn't want to transfer to the alternative sector will be forced to do so. Some who wouldn't have been able to afford it will now have the opportunity to access forms of education they would not have been able to access. Why is that bad?

Another question is: Can we really afford to let these alternative institutions go out of business, which is absolutely what would happen to many of them if tax-based subsidies disappeared? Many of them are what might be called "reservoirs of educational best practice" in a context where skill-and-drill / teach-to-the-test / boil-it-all-down-to-what-can-be-expressed-in-a-multiple-choice-corporate-produced-machine-graded format is increasingly taking over our public schools. What will we point to in the future as evidence that reading and writing and researching are the best ways to learn to read and write and research, not doing worksheets and taking multiple choice tests on how to read, how to write, and how to research? Sadly, worksheets and machine graded tests are what you find in too many public district school classrooms, even supposedly "college prep" programs where the AP monster is increasingly destroying students' ability to do anything but cram and regurgitate facts a corporation has selected for them to memorize. (Talked to any college professors about AP curricula, David? In my experience, they are not fans. I have yet to find one who believes they are anything resembling a college course, or even suitably prepare students for a college course, much less serve as a suitable "credit earned" replacement for a college course.)

If you believe in coercion, forced centralization, top-down administrative chains of command, bureaucratized and corporatized "education," standardization, one-size-must-be-made-to-fit-all, and children as widgets, and would like to see the few remaining havens from these attitudes and practices diminish or disappear, then by all means get rid of those nasty ESAs. If you'd like to see more than 8% of the population having access to better education -- and perhaps better educational methods spreading from an expanded and strengthened private sector back into the public district sector from which they have largely been banished, support the expansion of ESAs.

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Posted by In other words, Safier supports coercion & standardization? on 04/14/2017 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Diane Douglas Got Trumped. And DeVosed. And Maybe Duceyed. And It's a Damn Shame.

CW13, still projecting I see.

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Posted by Kenneth Groves on 04/14/2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “RIP, Author and Activist Kathryn Ferguson

Pay no attention to the trolls. They, like Trump, are traitors. They're most likely being paid by Russia.

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Posted by urnumber6 on 04/14/2017 at 1:11 PM

Re: “The Skinny

There is absolutely no evidence that the Republicans want to "dismantle" public education so enough of the Obama-Dem lies, thank you very much. The vouchers make it possible for poor students stuck in bad public schools to get what they think will be a better education elsewhere, so what is the objection to that?

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Posted by luke on 04/14/2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Me too. I can't wait to access it for my grandchildren.

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Posted by Taxpayer to the end on 04/14/2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “RIP, Author and Activist Kathryn Ferguson

Why is it that you feel the need to shit on everything Wrong, Again?

You are, without any doubt, the most pathetic troll to ever infect the TW site. The hate and bullshit that lurks inside of you is off the charts.

You don't even have the common decency to show respect for those who can't defend themselves, such as the deceased.

You probably enjoy shitting all over disabled people also.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 04/14/2017 at 7:43 AM

Re: “The Skinny

As a less-than-wealthy parent who, nevertheless, would like to send my kids to decent schools, please accept my thanks for making me aware of this program.

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Posted by bslap on 04/14/2017 at 6:44 AM

Re: “Diane Douglas Got Trumped. And DeVosed. And Maybe Duceyed. And It's a Damn Shame.

The data releases are very selective. I asked for data, fairly simple request, and was referred to the PIO. He was very cheerful and said my request was for good information, let me see if I can get it and call you back. Never heard a call back. I called again, asked for him personally, left a message, never heard a word. It probably was inconvenient data regarding teacher shortages, numbers, and certification requests, and temporary certifications. It was for Statewide bulk data not individual information. Not a call back ever. I found the numbers through other more difficult sources that certainly revealed the extent of the teacher shortage and the extent of the certification problems for international and out of state teachers. But Douglas's office either can't compile it, or found it inconvenient to give it out. Is data only selectively give out to support a predetermined agenda?

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 04/13/2017 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

They should no have removed it. Graffiti that looks nice should be left alone. Let's encourage attractive graffiti.

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Posted by zenguy on 04/13/2017 at 7:15 PM

Re: “The Skinny

What would you know about IQ?

Your IQ dips into the negatives.

It is not, and it will never be your decision, unless it's your child.

If your simple mind can't comprehend that, there is no hope for you.

But hey, it's alright, you lost hope years ago.

Quit making the personal business of others your own.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 04/13/2017 at 4:34 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Then I'm correct ac, dc, you don't have the mental capacity to answer the question nor the intellectual integrity.

I'll repeat it for you.

How many of those children with beating hearts make it out alive?

I'll even give you the answer because obviously it's way past your IQ.

0

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Posted by What, Again on 04/13/2017 at 4:05 PM

Re: “The Skinny

I answered your question.

It's NONE of your business when it comes to abortion. Unless it's your child.

It's between a woman and her doctor, sometimes the father in special circumstances.

What would you know about a beating heart anyways? Your heart obviously stopped frozen cold years ago.

Beat it and take your fake Christianity with you.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 04/13/2017 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Danehy

So you're advocating the kidnapping and beating of a fourteen year old girl ("catch her outside, beat her sorry ass,"), wishing for the theft of public property ("I've been hoping that a frat house at the UA would steal it and put it in their backyard,") and looking forward to the violent death of an Arizona State Senator and a young person ("I sincerely, really, really hope that while Lovas is out driving around and texting someday that he gets crashed into by a young driver who is doing the same thing.")

Happy Good Friday and Easter Sunday, Mr. Danehy.

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Posted by Mary Magdalene on 04/13/2017 at 3:19 PM

Re: “The Skinny

What's wrong ac-dc - don't have the mental capacity to answer a very simple question?

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Posted by What, Again on 04/13/2017 at 3:15 PM

Re: “The Skinny

retrorv - "I thought you were against using tax dollars to underwrite private ventures."

Have no clue where you got that. Governments are by far the least efficient organizations to deliver services.

Lots of trigger words in your post so let me interpret for you.

"Rich parents..." You really mean white people. And I can see why you're scared to death by that. When it comes to Sunnyside and TUSD that would mean you might as well be in Nogales, MX.

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Posted by What, Again on 04/13/2017 at 3:02 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Not your choice Wrong, Again.

The choice is between a woman and her doctor.

Get a hobby and quit harassing people which you have no business to harass.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 04/13/2017 at 3:01 PM

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