Francis Saitta 
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Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Grandma Suzy....... Only a Reactionary Ultra Conservative Republican, with no understanding that the very nature of our Democracy creates a Complementry/Interactive, Mutual Dependent Social System with the Requirement to provide Assistance to others when Assistance is Necessary.

If we call ourselves Civilized, Health Care should be provided to ALL citizens at NO cost. Insurance Companies and the Healthcare Industry should NOT profit from the necessity of a Citizen, particularly Children, the Poor, and Elderly, to seek Medical Assistance; Price Controls must be in Place.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 06/26/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Voters must participate in the Electoral Process and " Boot" the Republicans out of the US House of Representatives and Senate; locally this means Martha McSally and Jeff Flake. With this in place, we might have a chance to "boot" their Inveterate Lying Leader...Donald Trump!!!!. He acts as a Dictator which No understanding of our Tripartite Co-Equal Constitutional Political System. He represents a Serious Threat to our Social System, our Constitutionally Protected Freedoms and, as well, a Serious Threat to our National Security.

Perhaps as well, the Congressional Investigations currently under way, will uncover evidence of His/His Minions collaboration with his Friend and Mentor Putin, to justify his removal from Office.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 06/23/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Gabby Giffords: Today's Congressional Shooting 'Is an Attack on All Who Serve and on All Who Participate in our Democracy'

Our Democracy is, as is any Democracy, inherently contentious in the competition of Political Ideologies; initially with the Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists; now with, generally Democrats vs. Republicans. We have developed, sadly and dangerously, into a "Democracy" that is controlled by powerful Financial Interests Groups that are using their money to "buy" "Politicians and Political Office" and, as a result, control the electoral process.......DONALD TRUMP!!!!!!!

The Current Extreme Political Polarization has, in the main, been created by the Extreme Vitriolic Rhetoric used by Donald Trump when he is in Disagreement with someone or has been Criticized. He is, in my view, Mentally Unstable, Unfit for Political Office, and hopefully, pending the outcome of Congressional Investigations, will be Removed from Office!!!!

But.....The American Voter needs to wake up and participate in the electoral process, at all levels of Government; using their notion of what is in the best interests of all US Citizens and their Understanding of our Constitutionally Protected Liberties. We will lose the latter if we do not.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 06/15/2017 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Gabby Giffords: Today's Congressional Shooting 'Is an Attack on All Who Serve and on All Who Participate in our Democracy'

Let us also remember in our prayers the following victims of our Democracy:

President Abraham Lincoln, as well as the families of: President John F Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Senator Robert F Kennedy.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 06/14/2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Meet the New 'What the Hell, I Got Nothing Else To Do' Teacher

Random Capitalization Is How Dummies Identify Themselves : Your ad hominem attacks under a Pen Name is a sure sign of a Empty-Headed COWARD!!!!!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 05/31/2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Meet the New 'What the Hell, I Got Nothing Else To Do' Teacher

Except for for Student Teaching, most Courses in a "Teacher Education Program" are worthless. More time should be spent learning the Subject to be taught. A Degree in a particular area is appropriate for one interested in teaching. As with any Profession, effective teaching will come with experience.

There are two essential components to effective Student Learning:

1.Student Motivation; a strong desire to learn with a "do not give up attitude" to continue notwithstanding periodic frustrations;

2. An Effective Instructional Program; Competent/Dedicated Teachers utilizing various Teaching Strategies supported by a Strong Technological infrastructure; and the implementation of Arizona Revised Statutes 1- 841, A(1)(2)

With these two components in place, the "Sky is the Limits" for Student Academic Achievement!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 05/30/2017 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Because of Results-Based Funding, 15 to 17 Percent of Schools Will Get "A" Grades, Down From 30 Percent. Here's Why That's Important

If we are concerned about the generally dismal state of our System of Public Education, we would not hesitate to supports efforts at improvement. We cannot continue with our heads in the sand, and, under the shibboleth, local control of Education watch passively as our System of Public Education becomes, internationally, at best, Second Rate!! The viability of our Democracy and National Security are in jeopardy.

Given the wide classroom instructional heterogeneity within Public Schools/Districts, it is necessary to have some State objective measure so as to determine if Students are being taught properly and/or effectively learning the required body of information per Subject Area. This is the sole purpose of Standardized Assessment Examinations. AzMerit is such an Assessment Examination and will indicate the effectiveness of the Schools/Districts Academic Program, so that, if necessary, remedial action can be taken; so as to ensure Teacher/Administrator Academic Accountability.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 05/24/2017 at 11:33 AM

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