Francis Saitta 
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Re: “The Teachers Are Right. Their Strike Makes Sense. I Know Because Ducey Said So.

"Tucson Unified School District students continue to score far below the statewide average on the AzMERIT test, with less than 30 percent of TUSD students passing either the language arts or math portions of the test...." By Hank Stephenson Arizona Daily Star Jul 29, 2017.

This "across the board" salary increase demand by Arizona Teachers, is nothing more that a Scam, in TUSD, in rewarding TUSD Teachers with an Ineffective Instructional Program with a Salary Increase. Why? A generally Incompetent/Inept Faculty? Administrative Inference in the Development/Implementation of a Teachers Instructional Program?

Students in TUSD are no more or less able to learn that other Students in Arizona Public Schools. Wake Up Parents of TUSD Students if you are at all concerned with the Future of your Children!!! Demand that the Academic Environment in TUSD is Changed!!!...and...that Teacher Salary Increases are based on Merit!!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 04/28/2018 at 6:42 AM

Re: “The Strike Is On: Arizona Teachers Prepared for Walkout Next Week

jhuppent@hotmail.com: Sir: Notwithstanding how a Performance/Merit based Salary Structure is implemented, the only Effective/Objective measure of a Teachers' Instructional Program are Standardized Examinations that measure the Body of Information that Students are required to learn so that they are able to move on to the next Academic Level.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 04/24/2018 at 7:54 AM

Re: “The Strike Is On: Arizona Teachers Prepared for Walkout Next Week

jhuppent@hotmail.com: "....Be more informed. If you are on this blog, you should be doing better...." Sir: I suggest that you follow your own advice!!!!

"Teacher participation in a merit-pay program led to the equivalent of four extra weeks of student learning, according to a new analysis of 44 studies of incentive-pay initiatives in the United States and abroad.

The U.S. merit-pay studies on their own showed increased student learning equivalent to three additional weeks of schooling.

"The findings suggest that merit pay is having a pretty significant impact on student learning," said study author Matthew G. Springer, an assistant professor of public policy and education at Vanderbilt University. ....."

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 04/24/2018 at 7:02 AM

Re: “The Strike Is On: Arizona Teachers Prepared for Walkout Next Week

tiredofpc : If what you say is generally true, these issues are Destructive to a Teachers Instructional Program and the Effective Education of Students. These issues should be of Major concern to Teachers in Demanding that they be Changed. NO!!! The major concern of Teachers, and the proposed Strike, is an Immediate 20% "across the board" Salary Increase.....their own Self Interests NOT the Interests of their Students!!!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 04/23/2018 at 12:36 PM

Re: “The Strike Is On: Arizona Teachers Prepared for Walkout Next Week

WOW!!!...sounds as if VietnamVet2 may be one of those ineffective "Teachers" that would benefit from an "across the board" salary increase.

It is indeed unfortunate that anonymous posting are permitted so that Racist/Hateful Comments can be made with impunity; if made by a "Teacher" they should be identified and dismissed forthwith!!!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 04/23/2018 at 9:28 AM

Re: “The Strike Is On: Arizona Teachers Prepared for Walkout Next Week

Arizona Teachers should, of course, receive a periodic salary increase that is written in their contract; Based on Merit as indicated by a Standardized Assessment Examination given at each grade level so as to determine that Students are being taught properly and provided with the Academic Skills necessary to move on to the next grade level in achieving their Career Goals.

An Ineffective Instructional program should NOT be rewarded with a pay increase!!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 04/21/2018 at 6:13 AM

Re: “A Look Back At the N.R.A

A Man, many years ago, said that we should Love our Neighbors as Ourselves. He was Tortured and Murdered for giving such advice; and, to date, Human Society continues it's rejection of this Gentleman's advice with it's murderous proclivities based on Inherent and "Religious" differences.

There is Critical/Lethal Defect in our Democracy if it is necessary for Citizens to Arm themselves for protection from other Citizens and to effect Political Change!!

The 2nd Amendment of our Constitution Must be repealed. Gun Control Laws will NOT change Human Behavior. Citizens themselves must Understand and Respect the Diversity in our Democracy: that the very nature of our Democracy creates a Complementary/Interactive, Mutual Dependent Social System with the Requirement to provide Assistance to others when Assistance is Necessary....or.... ....

".....Remember Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes exhausts and murders itself. There never was a Democracy Yet, that did not commit suicide......" From John Adams to John Taylor, 17 December 1814

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 04/05/2018 at 6:25 AM

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