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Re: “McCain Returns to Senate To Push Mystery GOP Healthcare Bill Forward

M. McCain is prime example to have mandatory 8 year term limits for all elected personnel.

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Posted by Grandma Suzy on 07/26/2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “BASIS Connives to Maintain Its Elite Charter School Status in Baton Rouge

Another fascinating story by David Safier. Sure, there are other viewpoints (the comments above), but David's tells something which has been ignored by much of the press. Good to hear both sides of the story by commenters and by David, but where else do you get a report like David's? Much appreciated.

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Posted by Nancy Fahringer on 07/26/2017 at 6:50 AM

Re: “BASIS Connives to Maintain Its Elite Charter School Status in Baton Rouge

David, your premise that Basis makes a living catering to advantaged students twists a fundamental part of the American Dream. You can start in America with nothing and through hard work give a better life to your children and they do better than you. That is the basis of Basis. When you look at the students at Basis in OV many if not most are from second generation Asian or Indian families. They want their kids to have opportunities so they put their kids in the best school possible. Perhaps we should encourage good parenting where kids have advantages because of that? That doesn't mean we ignore kids who don't have that advantage, but you shouldn't punish good behavior.

10 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Doug Martin on 07/26/2017 at 6:08 AM

Re: “McCain Returns to Senate To Push Mystery GOP Healthcare Bill Forward

I think I have solved the cause of the large ice break off in Antarctica -- the GOP is preparing for its next healthcare plan transmogrification to take care of all those that become uninsured by placing them on the large ice flow where they can sail off into oblivion using a "natural" and cost effective method.

32 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by sgsmith on 07/26/2017 at 3:05 AM

Re: “BASIS Connives to Maintain Its Elite Charter School Status in Baton Rouge

And BTW, did I miss your post on this...

"Basis school network is planning to open a primary campus on Tucsons south side as part of an initiative to bring its challenging curriculum to underserved areas."
"An analysis included in Basis proposal to the charter schools board says the population in the area of the new school has about 69 percent of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch an indicator of poverty and nearly 64 percent are Hispanic."

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Posted by Cynthia Weiss on 07/25/2017 at 10:58 PM

Re: “BASIS Connives to Maintain Its Elite Charter School Status in Baton Rouge


Wasn't BASIS recruited to come to Baton Rouge, not the other way around. As far as the corporate partnership, that is state law, not something that BASIS 'came up with'.

As reported here...

"The 2011 corporate partnership law exempts children of Womans Hospital employees from the at risk requirement. The remaining 50 percent-plus children at the school, however, still have to meet the "at risk" threshold."
"The draft version of the contract the board looked at Thursday allows the school system to require BASIS to complete a corrective action plan if it falls short in this area, as well as in its enrollment of special education students."

Now you know the rest of the story.


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Posted by Cynthia Weiss on 07/25/2017 at 10:53 PM

Re: “McCain Returns to Senate To Push Mystery GOP Healthcare Bill Forward

What they will debate are all ideas. And to do it right they need to hear directly from those that the ACA harmed, so they don't screw up again.

5 likes, 37 dislikes
Posted by Healthnut on 07/25/2017 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Best Barber Shop

The Men's Room is Number 1.

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Posted by Saralee on 07/25/2017 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

Or maybe HSL Properties, the COT, Pima County, Cox, Wal-Mart, etc. should HIRE these people for permanent jobs.

Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/25/2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Best of Tucson® 2016

I would have thought Old Chicago would have the best beer selection. They have over 100 on tap. Rubs is the best place to get a massage? Something doesn't seem right about these.

Posted by Ann Schnell on 07/25/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Best Auto Repair

oh my no. CAABA automotive should get a nod.

Posted by Ann Schnell on 07/25/2017 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Tour Diaries: XIXA Day 8: 'Gabe Heard and Saw Me Reset My Knee From Across the Room.'

"We keep it smokey." Great photo!!!

Posted by joanmc53 on 07/25/2017 at 12:53 PM

Re: “A Few Thoughts on the New AzMERIT Scores

So, where exactly are you getting these figures from Postimpressionist?

I see that you have posted a link, but I get the feeling that link is phony.

Seems to me that you're getting these figures from out of your ass. What you have posted proves that you're surely thinking from there.

26 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Hey Hey My My, Postimpressionist Commentary Needs to Die on 07/25/2017 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Political Punch

You're not just annoying the Left, you're annoying everyone. But what else should anyone expect from someone who has openly supported a really big and proven liar such as Trump? At least I know not to expect anything intelligent from you.

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Posted by Hey Hey My My, CW13 Commentary Needs to Die on 07/25/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “A Few Thoughts on the New AzMERIT Scores

"Hard wire" would mean mental capacity.

The entire history of Affirmative Action has only succeeded in raising college graduation for minorities by LESS than 1%! It seems that if you didn't have AA they might have done better.

Can you teach a child with an IQ of 79 Trigonometry ? This is the question you must ask yourself. Mental Capacity due to national/cultural isolation may not be something that can be changed easily.
Average IQ of Mexico is 89
Average IQ of Mexican/Americans is 89
Average IQ of Guatemala 79

IQ 80-89 Below average
Most violent crime is committed by males from this range. When the modal I.Q. of a group is in this range, one may expect trouble with many male members of that group. When the modal I.Q. of a society is below this range, raising it may increase violence (more police in schools). The causal mechanism behind the (statistical) relation between crime and below-average I.Q. is likely that lower I.Q. levels inherently tend to go with having
1. less impulse control,
2. being less able to delay gratification,
3. being less able to comprehend moral principles like the Golden Rule, and
4. being overstrained by the cognitive demands of society.

How fast and how high can you rise an IQ?

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Posted by Postimpressionist on 07/25/2017 at 6:26 AM

Re: “A Few Thoughts on the New AzMERIT Scores

They are not getting smarter, they are getting dumber:

Report by the Migration Policy Institute, 57% of limited English proficient adolescents nationwide are U.S. born. Up to 27 % of all LEP adolescents are members of the 2nd generation, and 30% are 3rd generation, meaning that many students educated exclusively in U.S. still cant speak English fluently.

54.9% of Special Ed students are Hispanic .

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Posted by Postimpressionist on 07/25/2017 at 5:52 AM

Re: “Tucson Streetcar Facebook Parody “CLITT” Page Has City Fuming

The waste of Tucson taxpayer's money on this silly streetcar is entirely more problematic. How about an investigation of that?

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Posted by Don2 on 07/24/2017 at 8:06 PM

Re: “There's Election Integrity, and Then There's Election Integrity

Hillary was terrible candidate and that is true. She was not liked for a long time. The media and SNL and RW radio and blog-monsters have been mocking her since the 1990s without letting up, and I am so glad she is off the stage and makes very little or no news at all these days. She is a dead letter politically, with no chances at running again. Now it's Trump's turn. He makes news every day all day. And he lies. He lies about small matters and he lies about important issues and he lies about people and he stifles the truth with more lies. I guess what bothers me the most these days is that when someone informs some Trump supporters that the man tells lies, they take it personally, as if they are being attacked. Well, that's a shame because Trump is still a liar. The Democrats know it. The Republicans know it. His pants are on fire all the time and, without the Constitution's balance of powers, he will burn our house down.

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Posted by D & D D on 07/24/2017 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Danehy

Like we used to say in the 60's, " if it feels good do it."

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Posted by CW13 on 07/24/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Mobile Ministration

Sorry but I am digging where this Mark guy is taking us. Best Chow writer in a long time.

11 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by DesertDiner on 07/24/2017 at 12:31 PM

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