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Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

The plan is to water down the quality of teaching to the point that all schools "fail." Then corporate raiders can take them over, collect tax money and close them down and transfer their loot offshore. We can stop this now. Get out and vote!

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Shirley Willis on 05/21/2017 at 1:24 AM

Re: “Seth MacFarlane and His Peculiar Distaste For Tucson

Whenever I'm in Tucson and ask someone there if they like Tucson and they respond with oh I just love Tucson. I have to ask myself where the hell are they from? Chicago or maybe Detroit! All the dumb baseless arrogance. The best thing that ever came out of Tucson was interstate 10!

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rickie Garrat on 05/20/2017 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Can Voters Defeat the Vouchers-For-All Law?

Lets see. District schools were designed by racists to keep Catholics and minorities out. They are very effective at doing that - 99% of the public is excluded from these schools. To call them "public" schools in two ways. First, they are not open to the public.

Second, there has never been an experiment to test as to whether they are really schools for children in poverty neighborhoods. To do that, you would have to randomly assign students, one to a district school, one to a detention center to see which one would end up with greater academic achievement.

Arizona is the only state in the nation to have a legitimate claim to have a public school system. Every school in our state is open to every student through our public education system.

Now, you want to vote to exclude some of those from some of those schools.

Two different visions for public education. Some people who want to ensure that the worst teacher in the worst school in the worst school district has a full classroom.

While some of us want to ensure that there are so many choices that every full classroom is evidence of a teacher who is among the best in the world.

8 likes, 23 dislikes
Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 05/20/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “A 'Fat Cat Tax'?

Patriot 2

You didn't add the 15.3% for Social Security and Medicare taxes or the 13.3% California income tax and the 8% sales tax when you go to spend the money you make.

2 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 05/20/2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Can Voters Defeat the Vouchers-For-All Law?

Why would parents vote against their own self interests? Let it go.Your desire for public school domination is unreal.

14 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by Give a kid a chance on 05/20/2017 at 6:17 AM

Re: “Can Voters Defeat the Vouchers-For-All Law?

The lay of the land is different in Utah. They do not have as extensive a Catholic schools network as Arizona does, and so one significant interest group that will put its collective efforts behind defending vouchers is absent there.

You assert that all the adult voters in the households of the 92% of students enrolled in public schools before the ESA bill passed will see an anti-voucher vote as something that promotes their "self-interest." However:
--Among the 92% enrolled in public schools before that bill passed will be some who intend to use the ESAs to leave public schools.
--There will be some families with a child or children in privates and a child or children in publics as well. It seems unlikely that they will vote against ESAs.
--Hard as it may be for you to believe, there are actually some people all of whose children are in public schools who don't want to use the children of other families as economic hostages to the dubious goal of supposedly "saving" troubled public school districts. They recognize that it is in the community's best interest if other people are able to place their children in schools where they will thrive and succeed. There are, for example, a lot of parents of children in well-managed public school districts in Southern Arizona who don't think anyone's children should be imprisoned on sinking ships like TUSD, and who would be happy if families within the boundaries of TUSD were given the opportunity to spend their per pupil funding anywhere they chose -- in another school district, in a charter, OR in a Catholic or Independent school, if that is the family's preference.

Framing education policy the way you do -- in broad categories like "PUBLIC DISTRICT" vs. "CHARTER" vs. "PRIVATE" -- and then assuming these categories have constituents whose policy aims and opinions are unified as they defend what you imagine to be their "self-interest" oversimplifies to the point of absurdity a landscape in American (and Arizonan) education that is considerably more complex, diverse, and difficult to interpret than you make it out to be.

But I guess, after the embarrassing gaffes of the past year (so-called Democrats' and supporters-of-public-schools' active support of 123 being the most conspicuous among them) folks who were previously duped and led astray have to have something to contemplate that cheers them up. Simplistic fantasies about how things will play out in our collective political future may be helpful as a mood-altering supplement to the daily depressing dose of reality that the news-feed from Phoenix provides.

17 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Weak analysis; try again. on 05/19/2017 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Impress Hot Pot

If you have never had Chinese hot pot, you have to come here. My wife and I lived in China for 3 years (1 year in Shijiazhuang and 2 years in Nanjing) and this is EXACTLY like the hot pots in China. The other Chinese restaurants are all "Meiguo-Chungua-fan" or Americanized Chinese food - Chinese style cooked to American expectations. Impress is not - it is genuine as it is served in China. Suggestions - the hot water that the food is cooked in gets more spicy as it cooks, so get the split cooking - hot and plain. Your lips will thank you. Also - most of the Fu-Yuan (waiters) are from China, so ask them to help you mix the various sauces. Since hot pot is a cook it yourself buffet, you choose what you will cook. Experiment. I like the lotus roots, the various mushrooms and the sea food best.

Posted by Steve Katz on 05/19/2017 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

The food was great the service was great the prices are reasonable the environment was fun and nice but
the music for the bike rally held 5/18 was well my daughter pointed and said look at that green truck and see the band doing drugs that was not good and if this place continues to use drugged up bands to preform here I will not go back ever
Veri dissapointed with seeing them doing drugs which tells me brother johns either did not know or did and ignored it either way when that band mary something plays there or anywhere i will not go.

Posted by HarleyHog69 on 05/19/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

The food was great the service was great the prices are reasonable the environment was fun and nice but
the music for the bike rally held 5/18 was well my daughter pointed and said look at that green truck and see the band doing drugs that was not good and if this place continues to use drugged up bands to preform here I will not go back ever
Veri dissapointed with seeing them doing drugs which tells me brother johns either did not know or did and ignored it either way when that band mary something plays there or anywhere i will not go.

Posted by HarleyHog69 on 05/19/2017 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Small Town Big Business

I've had the misfortune to eat here a few times recently with relatives and I can safely say that the food at Old Chicago is truly terrible and likely comes frozen out of a Sysco truck. Preparation and presentation are lacking. The servers have been nice, though.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Tucson resident on 05/19/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Life After Pat

Read the YELP comments; this place is not doing good; they will close within the next year; 2018 it will close it' doors.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by george.gonzalez.3367174 on 05/19/2017 at 2:56 AM

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