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Re: “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

A wonderful story -- outstanding songs and voices--- superb cast-- whats left-- just left feeling great

Posted by Johnny Williams on 10/07/2017 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Double Trouble

Always a great show!!

Posted by Royal Sun on 10/06/2017 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Serenity

Chuck the Charles says this five star rating is because you'll find it hot and explicitly exciting, better then sex.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chuckey on 10/01/2017 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Pumpkin Fiesta

WOW! Can't wait

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by sonoranglass on 09/27/2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket

I relocated recently to Tucson after living on the West Coast for over 20 years and became spoiled by the availability of good quality fresh seafood. Happily I have found a reliable source of reasonably priced fresh seafood at Lee Lee.They do sell some species which are considered sustainable and so far I have been very satisfied with my purchases.

Posted by Hanna Strauss on 10/10/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Fry’s Food Store at Valencia and Valley Indian Agency

I usually love this frys but today I went to get a salad at 10 and the guy was just beginning to set it up. I tried to be nice and have polite conversation but the worker was so rude. He seemed to move even slower as he realized I was waiting to get a salad. By the time I was able to quickly grab my salad and check out, it was way after 10. Thought I'd let someone know since this isn't usually the type of customer service Frys prides itself on.

Posted by Jessica Eisberg on 09/23/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Results-Based Funding: The Transition From Test Scores To School Grades

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Posted by Rilindja Tirane on 10/18/2017 at 11:57 PM

Re: “Rugrat Referendum

Why doesn't someone propose using the 3 money losing Pre-Ks in TUSD. They are underutilized, over funded, and mismanaged. The disgraced former director had to move to the Patagonia Superintendent job to avoid firing. TUSD wants more enrollment so use their Pre-Ks as a pipeline. Taxpayers are already paying anyway..,,

Posted by Disgusted TUSD Taxpayer on 10/18/2017 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Results-Based Funding: The Transition From Test Scores To School Grades

bslap, is funding the issue? I would note that TUSD high schools spend about $300 more per pupil on instruction than CFSD16, which receives no deseg funds.

On David's article, I'll just state the obvious. If schools like Basis have their students performing at their potential on standardized test, they are at their performance ceiling, and will not be able to show year over year improvement. It seems unfair to give them "Bs" and "Cs" under those circumstances.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Nathan K on 10/18/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Reign in Tacos

The problem at Boca isnt the food. The service is terrible and the margaritas and warm beer while you wait 45min-1hr for the food is the problem. The manager/bartender with the man bun has an attitude problem and the overall dining experience gets ruined by his behavior. My family and friends avoid this place. Too many great tacos in Tucson to put up with a complete lack of service.

Posted by Tiffanyraquel on 10/18/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Danehy

The interesting thing is that the bump stock made his aim erratic, he would have been able to kill a lot more people with far more precision had he not used the bump stock, and used actual hunting ammunition rather than military full metal jacket ammo. We should be thankful that those poor decisions in his planning reduced the number of casualties. Keep in mind that he shot over 500 people and the vast majority of them survived their injuries, thank God!

Even the military, who issues fully automatic weapons to our soldiers, recommends that fully automatic fire not be used except in certain circumstances...

Bump stocks are crap, I have no desire to own one, but people have the right to own one if they wish and can use it responsibly.
It is awful, but we are better off with United States citizens being able to keep and bear arms, than we would be under a tyranny. Think of how many hundreds of millions of people have died over the past century because they lived in countries which did not recognize the right to keep and bear arms, communism alone has killed over 100 million people.

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Posted by Michael Hecht on 10/18/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Is the Strong Start Tucson Initiative a Good Idea?

Sorry but I now see the criteria used used to hire the Police Chief, by the Mayor and Council. The fewer decisions they make, the safer we all are. I will vote NO on 204.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Wayne Olson on 10/18/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Is the Strong Start Tucson Initiative a Good Idea?

"Should we really trust all those unknowns to a seven member committee?"

David,
Here's one of the reasons I changed my mind and will vote yes on 204:
Many of the people with whom I volunteer are retired teachers or are still teaching. They are the kinds of people that will be appointed by mayor and council to the commission. My conversations with them showed me that teachers are obsessed (I don't think that's too strong of a word) with quality education.
I trust them to come up with a plan that benefits children.
Also: the commission's meetings will be public, must follow open meeting laws, and will be open to public input.
A.M. Kennedy

Posted by A.M. Kennedy on 10/18/2017 at 11:15 AM
Posted by jill schafer on 10/18/2017 at 11:00 AM
Posted by jill schafer on 10/18/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Results-Based Funding: The Transition From Test Scores To School Grades

So long as most of the poor schools are composed of immigrants (legal and illegal) and their children there will be little or no appetite for funding them on par with children of American citizens.

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Posted by bslap on 10/18/2017 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Let's Listen To That Awesome New Calexico Single

And is Tucson a concert date?!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Wil Schuiteman on 10/18/2017 at 6:32 AM

Re: “The Skinny

To call Mary Matiella an accountant for the Federal Government does her a huge disservice. If you go to her Wikipedia page you will see that the person you call a Federal Government Accountant oversaw a $4 billion annual budget for the National Forest Service as our NFS Chief Financial Officer. She then was the Assistant Secretary of the Army and retired from that position with the civilian equivalent of a 4 star general. A Tucsonan from the age of 6 weeks I think you need to give credit where credit is due.
Meet Mary and you will see she is the one we need to represent CD2

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jane Evans on 10/17/2017 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Koch Brothers Infiltrate Pima County Schools With a High School Econ Course

RE the coaching Putnam-Hidalgo received above on how public institutions can have their Transparency cake and eat it too:

It would be a shame if we had additional TUSD converts to Realpolitik and machine-style pragmatism in the coming months.

The neglect of public standards and moral compromises made to forward partisan agendas undermine the strength of public institutions and make them extremely vulnerable to external critique. Within the last few years, the conspicuous process and transparency rot associated with some of our larger local public institutions has persuaded several previously committed supporters of public education that TUSD is a lost cause and choice policy is necessary.

Can advocacy groups that promote the ongoing validity of the public district system be strong enough to call for consistency in public process, even when it means asking for it from allies? Or will they be co-opted by exceptions made for friends in the network and the overall opacity that supports partisan agendas getting rooted in public institutions?

(FYI, Safier: a process of administrative approval (not Board approval) for new curricular materials may empower individual teachers and schools, but process in public institutions is supposed to PROTECT CITIZENS FROM ABUSE, not empower individual teachers and schools. If you object to your kid undergoing what you would consider Freedom Institute brainwashing in a high school social studies course, you have to respect your conservative neighbors right not to have their child taught that Republicans hate Latinos. It cuts both ways (or, more properly, many ways) in public institutions in a pluralistic society. Public review and comment processes protect public trust in public institutions by making sure instructional materials are balanced and fair and give accurate (not tendentiously skewed) information about what various political groups believe and promote as public policy.)

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Posted by Partisan curricula break down public trust in public ed. on 10/17/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Koch Brothers Infiltrate Pima County Schools With a High School Econ Course

But, if they did graduate as political idiots, the Democrats could hold onto their votes. Works in Chicago, it can work here.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 10/17/2017 at 2:07 PM

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