Andy Morales 
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Re: “Local Media Pros Som and Krystin Lisaius Indicted on Drug-Related Child Abuse Charges

RE: Disturbed I was quoting their defenders. I agree with you. read my whole post

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Posted by Andy Morales on 07/06/2016 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Prop 123, Tucson Area Schools, and Salary Hikes

"Because of the current teacher shortage, it's a sellers market. Teachers, especially the top prospects, are likely to get multiple offers, so they can pick and choose between districts, " Will all due respect, this is a very "elementary" understanding on how actual hiring work.s There are no "multiple offers." This isn't the NBA. If a teacher wants to move districts they have to quit their job and apply for other jobs. I doing so, an experienced teacher gives up years of service on the salary scale and seniority. There is no "tenure" in Arizona (which is another falsehood spread on the morning radio circuit) but teachers give up seniority in case there are RIFS.

Also you only listed the incentives and raises by TUSD when most of the other school districts did the same. In only listing TUSD's total package (by trying to make the $700 sound better) you fell into the same trap the Star did. Remove all the other packages offered by all the other surrounding districts and TUSD's $700 stands alone as going against the will of the voters, especially when admin making over $100,000 grand got the PACKAGE & a 1% raise on Prop 123. Simple math says 1% on $100K is more than $700 and that disparity increases every year from here on out due to simple algebra.

As far as I can see, Prop 123 did not allow for a "rainy day fund" by school districts - which is the defense TUSD is using in not releasing the money to the teachers. What is a "rainy day" fund in education? Where will it be deposited and in what budget item will it be stored? Will short-term memories forget its there and suddenly we hire a few more admin with it?

David, you need to take a serious look at this from a real-world perspective rather than what is blindly offered as a defense. AND I haven't even talked about part of the package being "performance based." Meaning more work on top of what teachers are doing for the hope of more funds with no guarantees of actually seeing the money. And who does the judging on performance pay? The teachers who have somehow managed to escape the classroom (admin favoritism) put in place as "evaluators" with unchecked power to decide success. If districts really wanted to save money they would get rid of that layer of staff, teachers who are no longer in the classroom but take salaries that are meant for teachers working with kids.

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Posted by Andy Morales on 07/06/2016 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Local Media Pros Som and Krystin Lisaius Indicted on Drug-Related Child Abuse Charges

"I know the parents personally and they are entirely wonderful people who love their child. What happened to them was an innocent mistake, and they have already suffered enough through all the media coverage, something that would have never happened if it wasn't for their profession. They have done so much for this community. They deserve a second chance and everybody's respect and prayers.

I can tell you they are heartbroken but at the same time terribly angry at how they are being portrayed in the mainstream media and on social media. It is truly unfair. It fails to recognize their many years of contributions and sacrifice to our society."

NOT ONE MENTION OF THE BABY - WHICH IS HOW ALL OF THEIR FRIENDS RESPONSES HAVE BEEN LIKE

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Posted by Andy Morales on 07/04/2016 at 6:56 AM

Re: “AZ Rep. Adam Kwasman Mistakes YMCA Campers for Migrants

You were a transportation director and you have no idea kids cannot be photographed with out parental permission? right

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Posted by Andy Morales on 07/16/2014 at 2:31 PM

Re: “AZ Rep. Adam Kwasman Mistakes YMCA Campers for Migrants

You CANNOT photograph minors under the care of a school district without parental notification. And you definitely cannot disrupt schools, teachers and students during the educational process. You and Kwasman know this and he should know the appropriate statutes under the education section. In fact, the sheriff should have warned you guys to get out of the way of a school bus - bus that has "Marana" painted on its side.

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Posted by Andy Morales on 07/16/2014 at 12:38 PM

Re: “AZ Rep. Adam Kwasman Mistakes YMCA Campers for Migrants

Kwasman and the others who disrupted and photographed kids under the care of school district need to be charged with the applicable crimes. It is against the law. You know these nuts would go crazy if someone did it to their kids. If anything, he needs to make a clear and concise apology to their parents.

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Posted by Andy Morales on 07/16/2014 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Pedersen on Sports

hour and 20 minute games is a huge reason

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Posted by Andy Morales on 05/05/2014 at 10:32 PM

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