Marian Hill 
Member since Oct 18, 2012

Recent Comments

Re: “The Star Gets It Right About Pima County Standardized Test Scores

Due to parental work obligations and lack of transportation, children in less wealthy circumstances are probably less able to attend out-of-district schools. Thus, Julie Farbarik's number regarding Catalina Foothills students from other districts indicates it most likely draws students from upper socio-economic households, reinforcing the socio-economic to student performance tie.

44 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Marian Hill on 10/10/2019 at 4:51 AM

Re: “School Blues: Most Education Props Failed Tonight

It's so short-sighted to reject the schools' funding issues. They have been cut drastically by the state; so they don't have enough money to keep their schools operating. This is an investment in our future, our kids' future, our grandchildren's future, and it will cost everyone more in the long run as we continue to neglect all aspects of our educational needs. Remember, public education is really what made the United States rise above other countries to become a great country.

34 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Marian Hill on 11/08/2017 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Favoring the 8 Percent, Ignoring the 92 Percent

Follow the dots - A) All parents get vouchers for their kids' education. B) They spend them at the public school of their choice C) Vouchers don't increase D) School operating costs increase E) public schools are forced to ask parents to make up the difference F) School vouchers decrease - in real terms if not nominal terms G) Parents are asked to make up more of the difference H) Parents can't afford to send their kids to public education; so they don't I) Free public education for all is gone, and kids are not educated unless their parents are well-off.

Vouchers for all looks fair on the surface but is always going to favor those who are economically well-off at the expense of the middle class and the poor as well as our businesses who need educated workers.

21 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Marian Hill on 04/15/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “According to Conservatives, We Need to Keep Cutting Education Funding

So Matthew Ladner is saying the problem in AZ is us old people. He's postulating there are too many of us drawing down the state coffers, leaving no money for schools. FALSE. We're here paying taxes, which are then used by the legislature to give tax breaks to corporations.

TUSD is under court orders to do certain things that cost money. Not all of its spending can be compared to other school districts without these constraints. Huppenthal's comparing apples to oranges.

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Marian Hill on 06/10/2016 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Flake Targeted by Conservative Group Over Obamacare Funding

Smokescreen? He's just trying to cover all bases. He'll vote to defund.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Marian Hill on 08/27/2013 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Extreme Politics

District 1 deserves a representative who examines the issues, talks to stakeholders, analyzes the financial implications, then takes action that is good for ALL the constituents rather than special interests. Nancy Young Wright has a track record of doing just that. She will be a steady, reasonable supervisor who will help move this county forward.

17 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Marian Hill on 10/18/2012 at 7:34 AM

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