Constant Voter 
Member since May 8, 2010


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Re: “Avatar

Couldn't disagree more with the reviewer expert guys above and below.

This film was better than The Hurt Locker - should've won the Oscar for many reasons.

Right vs. Wrong in a multi-layered world of fantastic images.

Film was creative, fast-moving, absorbing, thoughtful and FUN!

Posted by ay te wacho on 05/08/2010 at 7:31 AM

Recent Comments

Re: “Who Wins When People Trash TUSD?

Ignorance is as ignorance resents (and proud of it).

9 likes, 71 dislikes
Posted by Your Wrong. on 07/31/2019 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Kirkpatrick: Time To Impeach Trump

Comparing Clinton's sexcapade with Trump's daily onslaught of dictatorial behavior is not equivalent. Clinton did wrong, but followed the legal process and testified under oath. Trump is far too much a liar and a coward to testify under any oath in any court. Instead, he brays on Twitter, and Twitter is not a place of truth or honor for people like Trump.

The GOP has become the party of crazy support for a mad criminal who will forever hold himself above the laws of the land, the tenets of the US Constitution and, more recently, racism. Defend his remarks and you are guilty right down there with this mean-spirited demon from New York City.

69 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Trump Is ATwitter Troll Without A Soul on 07/17/2019 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Is The Charter School Bandwagon Losing Momentum?

Between 15 and 20 years ago, I had the opportunity to read a hard-copy charter for a Charter School in Cochise County, Southern Arizona. There were at that time two (2) Charter Schools either operating or proposed to be operating in our immediate area. Both Charter writers were former employees in the close by public school district.

The Charter writers approach was to: (a) discredit, vilify and/or trash in detail the performance of the local Public School District, while (b) simultaneously poaching teachers and support workers to staff their Charter Schools.

Since these Charters were written, accepted and operationalized, one of the Charter Schools went under after a limited run of years, and the second is still operating with the following reported for 2018-19:

Overall School Rank: Bottom 50% in AZ
Math Proficiency: 21-39% (Bottom 50%)
Reading Proficiency: 21-39% (Bottom 50%)

Meanwhile, the local Public School was rated best in the state a couple years ago, still expands, and improves with solid community support.

27 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 06/11/2019 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Kathy Hoffman Is Doing What She Was Elected To Do

It is about time the State of Arizona finally has a highly qualified, empathetic and professional person as Superintendent: someone who brings both the training and some real-life, day-to-day experience to such an important position of public service. I sincerely hope we are getting past the cronyism, the shallow shenanigans, and the strange political trolling online that have characterized holders of this state level office in the past.

27 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 05/30/2019 at 12:45 PM

Re: “AZ Senate Republicans Push For a New NAU "Freedom School" While They Undercut University, K-12 Funding

Finally, there is some reporting on charter schools, with their secret budgets, their hidden administrative salaries and "profits" that may leave the state forever. Why It took years to even start reporting anything at all is so overdue that it is strange. This fiscal secrecy seems to have been born from an incestuous marriage of charter owners and majority party AZ politicians. I do not care how good (some are) or mediocre individual charter schools might be - just show how much money you are harvesting every year, and then show taxpayers what you do with the shared tax money.

Do this reporting annually just like all public school districts must do. Publish every single budget line for each and every operating cost, the individual salaries and dollar value benefits for all employees from top to bottom, and all "profits" that derive directly from legally collected taxes. Also - now that reporters are on to this more, I would like to read through public money budgets for all charter schools, extinct or still operating, all the way back to June, 1994.

27 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 05/18/2019 at 6:33 AM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: There's Something Wrong With Rudy

To any regular American of any background and from any place in the country, there is one important question: is your life any better than it was before Trump and his "best people" started running the country?

And, looking at Trump's America from outside the Fox News/Republican Party bubble wrap, why do so many of us think something huge is going to explode?

27 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 04/23/2019 at 10:33 AM

Re: “The Miserable Charter School Bill Is Put Out Of Its Misery

All charter schools are not bad, but some are cash cows at the taxpayers' public trough.

All charter schools should therefore simply and quietly open their books for responsible policy makers and taxpayers to see, just like public schools must do as thoroughly required.

To continue to refuse to report public funding is not just ethically wrong, but also unfair, dishonest and duplicitous.

Why the hiding? How many tax dollars are these people farming year after year after year?

Taxpayer dollars should never be dark money.

15 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 03/28/2019 at 9:37 PM

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