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Re: “Trusting Entrepreneurs to Improve Education: A Cautionary Tale

Sorry Betts, but we trusted the so called education experts and the radical teachers union with our kids education, and we have all been ripped off.

And quite honestly, for your vultures to take advantage of future consumers, they must have productive employment with spendable income. Something Tucson government and public education struggles to produce.

I will take my kids and my chances elsewhere.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 11/14/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Trusting Entrepreneurs to Improve Education: A Cautionary Tale

Mhmm ... thats right! Careful how you do these things folks. There are thousands of FB police taking reports of inappropriate behavior in live feeds. Which is handy for ferreting out the perverts that troll the live feeds on the #metoo march. Its kind of brilliant on the one hand and creepy on the other. Limit your time on the computer. Go outside and play too!! Experience humans up front and personal... touch the actual world first hand. #robotsinthemaking

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Posted by Karen McLane on 11/14/2017 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Trusting Entrepreneurs to Improve Education: A Cautionary Tale

Please, to the usual chorus of commenters on David's posts who often chime in about how much TUSD would be improved by such a strategy because of how awful (they think) it is, put your child where your mouth is. Whether intended or unintended (I tend to think the former: I don't care what political party the tech giants belong to) this is just the latest idea to break teachers' unions, privatize our schools and turn our kids into one giant pool of future consumers for the vultures to take advantage of. Such use of our public school kids should be called what it is: information age child abuse.

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 11/14/2017 at 8:11 AM

Re: “The Weekly Take: DeAndre Ayton leads Arizona into tonight's season opener against NAU

I got to see him play yesterday and he will transform this team into an unstoppable force. Welcome to Tucson Mr Ayton.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 11/13/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “A UA Prof Chimes In on the 'Freedom Center'

" Libertarians have nothing useful to offer this challenge but a narrow ideological justification to continue fueling the fire, funded and delivered by those whose narrow self-interest is served."

Excuse me but that sounds a lot like indoctrination and discrimination of thought.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 11/13/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “A UA Prof Chimes In on the 'Freedom Center'

Dianne, can I assume that you're also opposed to MAS because it lacks intellectual diversity?

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Posted by Nathan K on 11/13/2017 at 10:48 AM

Re: “A UA Prof Chimes In on the 'Freedom Center'

Introducing high school students to the field of economics using a fringe slice of economic ideas as the correct perspective on complex issues is not education, it is indoctrination, plain and simple. Balance does not arise from indoctrination. Why not a survey course grounded in economic pluralism--the full spectrum of economic thought? One of the key threats to our democracy is the unprecedented concentration of wealth and income. Libertarians have nothing useful to offer this challenge but a narrow ideological justification to continue fueling the fire, funded and delivered by those whose narrow self-interest is served.

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Posted by Tom Rhodes on 11/13/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “The Weekly Take: DeAndre Ayton leads Arizona into tonight's season opener against NAU

Enough with the use of freak??? What century are you from? That young man is somebody's child!

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Posted by Marvis Williams Sylvers on 11/13/2017 at 5:27 AM

Re: “Martin's Comida Chingona

The owner consistently harasses not only pedestrians but his very own employees and customers.

Posted by blackacre on 11/13/2017 at 1:40 AM

Re: “A UA Prof Chimes In on the 'Freedom Center'

Do really want to be a state where high school students have a constitutional right to "raza studies", but Friedman and Hayek incite a book burning panic? Trust me, if you're a baja AZ progressive, libertarianism should be the least of your worries. Wait till the kids start passing around Evola, Spengler and (UA alum) Yockey under the bleachers after class.

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Posted by Nathan K on 11/12/2017 at 10:08 PM

Re: “A UA Prof Chimes In on the 'Freedom Center'

Eisenhower became President of Columbia after using his diplomatic skills to chart victory in Europe. He had a vision of facilitating intellectual and research pursuits. He came out saying all a college President did was grub for money fulltime. Now most universities do the same thing, who#es for money. Football games are 4 hours long at midnight grubbing for TV money. Even coal waste pile money is acceptable in the pursuit of libertarian, corporate dictatorships. Of course objective research on societal effects of Ayn Randism is impossible in the Freedom Academy.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 11/12/2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Know Your Product

Such a wonderful show! And he and the band played their hearts out giving us 40 minutes extra enjoyment. A great memory....hope he returns to our area...

Posted by mozie on 11/12/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “A UA Prof Chimes In on the 'Freedom Center'

Yeah that general welfare thinggee is working out just fine isn't it?

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Posted by Jonathon K on 11/12/2017 at 6:38 AM

Re: “A UA Prof Chimes In on the 'Freedom Center'

If pushed to the limit, libertarianism is autocracy. The Koch's philosophy of greed is convincing Americans to dispense with a government that promotes the general welfare of its people and replace it with one that re-establishes feudalism. Their self-indulgent excuses for greed are taking over educational institutions across the country, from Arizona to FSU to GMU and many points in between. I'm sorry but not surprised to learn that they have infected UA like they have my own UVA.

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Posted by poddar1 on 11/12/2017 at 5:45 AM

Re: “A UA Prof Chimes In on the 'Freedom Center'

Intellectual diversity is a good thing. UA's Economics dept includes liberals, conservatives,and libertarians. Let's have that dept rather than the Philosophy dept teach high school economics. The Phil 101 course is problematic because it lacks intellectual diversity. And for many students it will be their only exposure to economics. Don't they deserve to hear the range of viewpoints in contemporary economics? Instead students are being given only the Koch view.

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Posted by Dianne Horgan on 11/11/2017 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Center for Creative Photography

With an unparalleled archive, the CCP could have blockbuster shows one after another if they wished. As the current Wynn Bullock show indicates, the CCP partners with other illustrious archives and museums to dazzle one's senses.

Posted by larryd on 11/11/2017 at 2:17 PM

Re: “A UA Prof Chimes In on the 'Freedom Center'

Let's review again. How did the Koch brothers become involved in public policy? In the 1930's their father went to Russia to help them build refineries with the very latest technology and efficiency. As he worked there he formed friendships with many communists and then three events happened - first he observed the 80% collapse of economic production under communism and its horrific impact on ordinary families, then he observed the purges, first his friends being expelled from the communist party and their loss of jobs and then their murders.

Then, he was assigned a "handler" who laid out in detail their plans to do the same thing in the United States. They had to murder millions to gain acceptance of their hateful system in Russia and they were planning to do the same thing in the United States all the way until Reagan's economic results and star wars program convinced them that communism was irretrievably inferior to capitalism and they gave up.

The ultimate irony is that Koch industries is set up under a communistic system, a healthy positive one, not the hateful thing that Marx designed. In Koch industries, supervisors and managers are regarded as servants and evaluated by their subordinates. They also view their companies as servants to their customers measuring customer satisfaction with every single service and product.

Their intellectual approach works, over 100,000 people have chosen to work for them, one of the 50 largest empires in the United States.

By comparison, our university system is a totally corrupt arteriosclerotic pile of dung and the University of Arizona represents the worst of it. They can't even comprehend that their students are their customers- they totally reject measuring the percentage of students rating their education excellent, a number less than 25%, the typical university student shows no cognitive gains after two years of college and there is no evidence that the UofA is any better.

The idea that professors would evaluate Deans would never be considered. The idea that the presidents would be rewarded for the percentage of students rating their education incredibly great would be regarded as completely culturally bizarre.

No wonder that they panic at the idea that this little breath of fresh air and innovations, Koch centers would enter their intellectually corrupt and sclerotic establishment.

Time for another enlightenment.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 11/11/2017 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Prop. 204: Planting Preschools in Daycare Deserts

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Posted by Fernand carron on 11/11/2017 at 5:48 AM

Re: “The Weekly Tate: Khalil Tate and Arizona Chomping at the Bit to Host Oregon State

The University of Arizona now wants to sell Alcohol at the McKale Center and the Arizona Stadium; yet another example of the focus of this "University"; ($$$$$) and a complete disregard for the Health and Safety of those on Campus during these University sponsored Bacchanalias; as well as those Driving from these Bacchanalias "under the influence". It will also encourage the use of Alcohol by under age Students.

For Health and Saftey reasons these efforts to obtain Licenses for the Sale of Alcohol should be rejected!!! The Faculty Senate at the UofA must weight in on this issue and the current situation in the UofA Athletic Program.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 11/11/2017 at 5:47 AM

Re: “The Weekly Take: DeAndre Ayton leads Arizona into tonight's season opener against NAU

The Athletic Program at the University of Arizona, as with other Universities in this Country, creates the environment for Corruption that we are currently witnessing. This is Big Business!!... providing millions of dollars for the University and, as well, are Feeder Programs for Professional Sports. The Athletic Programs, as such, must be Dismantled and Restructured.

The University, Board of Regents and University Administration, kowtows to Alumni that support the Athletic Programs as they current exist. Why?...the $$$$$ that the "donate"....and...their Identity as a Person is inextricably linked to these Athletic Programs providing an opportunity to participate in Home Game "tailgating"...a euphemism for a University sponsored Bacchanalia!

It remain to be seen, if the new UofA President, Dr. Bobby Robins, has the Interest, Courage, and Clout to Dismantle and Restructure the Athletic Program. The University is First and Foremost an Academic Institution...NOT a Feeder Institution for Professional Sports!!!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 11/11/2017 at 5:39 AM

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