Nathan K 
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Re: “Results-Based Funding: The Transition From Test Scores To School Grades

bslap, is funding the issue? I would note that TUSD high schools spend about $300 more per pupil on instruction than CFSD16, which receives no deseg funds.

On David's article, I'll just state the obvious. If schools like Basis have their students performing at their potential on standardized test, they are at their performance ceiling, and will not be able to show year over year improvement. It seems unfair to give them "Bs" and "Cs" under those circumstances.

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Posted by Nathan K on 10/18/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Koch Brothers Infiltrate Pima County Schools With a High School Econ Course

This moral panic from a supporter of MAS is pretty rich.

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Posted by Nathan K on 10/13/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Raising the CD2 Ante: Challenger Kirkpatrick Raises $350,000 in Third Quarter

I'm looking forward to finding out what percentage of that money came from donors who actually live in CD2.

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Posted by Nathan K on 10/06/2017 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Procession Migration

The All Souls Procession is the best act of culturally appropriative white hipster diversity tourism that Baja Arizona offers.

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Posted by Nathan K on 10/05/2017 at 3:54 PM

Re: “The Best Way To Get Results-Based Funding Is To Be Well-Off and White

Mystery - I'm not saying there shouldn't be public education. As you point out, there are lots of good reasons for it. I'm just clarifying that there is no legal requirement for it under the Constitution. Sorry to sidetrack the discussion; this detour is totally irrelevant.

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Posted by Nathan K on 10/05/2017 at 2:32 PM

Re: “The Best Way To Get Results-Based Funding Is To Be Well-Off and White

To mystery education policy man - I am sorry for being pedantic, but the U.S. constitution does not mandate the existence of the public schooling industry. It requires that schooling, like all other public benefits, to be provided in accordance with the equal protection guarantees of the 14th amendment, but it doesn't require that any state provide public schooling in the first place.

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Posted by Nathan K on 10/05/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “The Best Way To Get Results-Based Funding Is To Be Well-Off and White

Maybe we should institute reverse results based funding, and give schools with students who have lower test scores more money. We can call it the "silk purses initiative". It would fail, obviously, just like Head Start and similar programs. But more left-leaning, unionized workers would get jobs. And ultimately, isn't that the real purpose of the public education industry?

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Posted by Nathan K on 10/05/2017 at 9:51 AM

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