I appreciate reading all the tributes and life stories about him. Having lived in Tucson many years and hearing on the radio and reading his columns, I have a lot more appreciation for all that he did to make our area a better place to live. I admire standing up for what you believe, but being able to work with those who have different beliefs for a common goal. ie President Reagan and Tip O'Neil.
Southern Arizona is poorer with his passing.
Why isn't there a petition out there to get rid of Ducey? That was the one I wanted to sign this election season! He is an enemy to the kids / students of Arizona. He has stolen the education money.
Regarding charter schools, There are some really good ones that service kids who otherwise may drop out of school because they "just don't fit in". As a mom of 4, I can tell you that public schools are incapable of educating all kids. They are great for the those who learn by the traditional methods.
But for those who don't, need more help, or require flexibility, you won't find that in public schools.
Been there-done that ..
Charter schools can fill the gaps for lots of kids that just fall through the public schools. 2 of my kids thrived in the public school. Self motivated and have went on to college with academic scholarships.
The other 2 did ok in elementary grades, middle school and high school worse. Both have developmental disabilities that the schools did not or could not understand. Too "smart" for special ed, don't fit in with regular classes. One graduated from a public school "alternative HS " which actually understood him. The other one is in a charter school, struggling, but they are very supportive.
One school system does not fit all kids!!!!!!!!