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: “Charter Communications Officer Makes Nice In an Op Ed, But Tells a Few Stretchers

Publish profits, operating costs and ALL executive salaries now !!

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Constant Voter on 10/27/2018 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Really? Charter School Cheerleaders Are Going To Reform Charters All By Themselves?

First step: Line-by-line reporting of all charter school budgets, because taxpayer funded operations should never be allowed to hide their spending.

As long as there is no accountability to anyone, there will continue to be serious "financial scandals" (in rumor everywhere and in reality somewhere) so that all charter schools, no matter how good or how bad, and all the various consulting businesses associated with charter schools, will remain in the dark realm of possible fraud and embezzlement via excessive profit taking and personal gain.

For-profit operations that have hidden executive (i.e., administrators/principals/out-of-state CEOs/corporate cronies, salaries should never be given public taxpayer money without legal accountability, moral transparency and common sense procedures that are accessible for public audit by reputable accounting firms.

And lastly, don't let audit results disappear in some super majority rabbit hole up in Phoenix: publish results for ALL interested taxpayers to read and understand.

76 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 10/25/2018 at 6:23 AM

Re: “My Pick For Superintendent of Public Instruction: Kathy Hoffman

After Charter Schools in this state open up their books and honestly report for-profit executive salaries, I might only then consider regard them as worthy of taxpayer money.

As a Registered Independent, I agree that Kathy Hoffman is a stand-out candidate with real life professional training and expertise.

(And as for your cheap, trashy comment, No Longer a Democrat, it's drivel, just dripping, hateful drivel.)

69 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 10/20/2018 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Lack Of Charter School Accountability Was Baked Into the System From the Start

Some charter schools are good. Some charter schools are bad. How much money from taxpayers do each of them get, and how do they spend it on executive salaries and (far lower) teacher salaries?

Nobody knows.

69 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Constant Voter on 10/11/2018 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Arizona Republicans Are All In For "Education Reform." Charter School Reform? Not So Much.

What? Cynical, patronizing, advocating ethical paralysis.

AZ Daily Star 09/19/18:

"In response to a question Tuesday, Ducey said he was aware of multiple reports on how the owners of for-profit charter schools have managed to enrich themselves with the money they get from state taxpayers. These include the owner of an online charter school with a high dropout rate getting an $8.8 million shareholder distribution, and a state lawmaker who runs a charter operation selling off the buildings that were constructed with the cash he got for educating students."

Let's tighten it up, Gov. Ducey. --- Prosecute

76 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 09/20/2018 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Arizona Republicans Are All In For "Education Reform." Charter School Reform? Not So Much.

You sound like a charter school administrator/owner.

The solution is easy: just report all salaries, profits, real estate deals, capital improvements, operating costs just like public schools must do every year. Charters receive $6,748 per student (more than public schools get) plus facilities' support. We taxpayers are required to pay taxes, so all who receive taxpayer money should be required to report completely and honestly. Currently they do not, and therefore all of the good are mixed with any of the bad no matter how effective or ineffective, sincere or duplicitous an owner/operator may be. All who take tax money to spend it however they want while refusing to open the books are suspect to taxpayers like me. This is not politicizing; it is common sense procedural accountability and fiscal fairness.

Open the books, or get your funding elsewhere.

69 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 09/19/2018 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Arizona Republicans Are All In For "Education Reform." Charter School Reform? Not So Much.

As long as charter school administrative costs (i.e., salaries) and profits out the door are allowed and/or encouraged to NEVER be reported on a public spreadsheet, I will continue to regard them as dishonest, unethical operations mugging all Arizona taxpayers for money that we pay out and that NEVER sees the light of lawful overview.

69 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 09/19/2018 at 5:47 AM

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