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Updated on December 3, 2014 at 8:41 AM
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Re: “A Partial List Of UA Freedom Center's Funders

How is donor approval of ideas freedom in any sense of the word? How about taxpayer freedom, as the "freedom school" will be funded by taxpayers for 25 years after donor money is gone? How is funding a press (Sagent Press) run by the professor's wife as their personal address is on the LLC a "free press" when none of its contents is juried or scientific in any way? Freedom to deny science is actually fascism, Mr. Martin.

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Posted by sabasabas on 04/09/2018 at 8:33 AM

Re: “A Partial List Of UA Freedom Center's Funders

I was at the recent UA lecture about the Freedom School. I wish you had discussed the frightening terms of the donor agreements which UA signed. Some strings attached to these funds include donor approval of faculty and donor approval of dissertation topics. Some approved topics include "The Ethics of Price Gouging" and "Positive Outcomes of Eugenics."

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Posted by sabasabas on 04/09/2018 at 5:42 AM

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

As a teacher at a school which will receive the results-based funding, I can tell you with confidence you are wrong about one aspect. Teachers will not receive one penny. The funds can only be spent on technology and professional development. At least that's what we were told. Should our teachers be outraged?

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Posted by sabasabas on 10/05/2017 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Lindy’s New Location is Open and Awaiting its Food Network Debut

Please use apostrophes appropriately. We notice, and you lose credibility.

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Posted by sabasabas on 05/04/2017 at 5:23 AM

Re: “TUSD's University High is Number One in Local National Merit Scholars! (and That Doesn't Mean a Whole Lot)

While I'm sure it's unnecessary to iterate to such a highly-educated and circumspect readership, privacy laws prevent my revealing the names of award recipients. I know them well, as they sit in my classroom every day. Many of our students choose to reveal their awards at our honors ceremony, and members of the public are welcome to attend. Others will be recognized at Centennial Hall on May 25th for their achievements. My students are heading to MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and even U of A. Until AP and IB stop rewarding students who are doing college level work with lower tuition, I imagine that such high stakes tests will remain popular among students whose families will benefit most from their achievements.

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Posted by sabasabas on 05/12/2016 at 10:53 AM

Re: “TUSD's University High is Number One in Local National Merit Scholars! (and That Doesn't Mean a Whole Lot)

Perhaps you're unaware that this is AP week. All of my students are at Santa Rita taking AP Statistics and AP World History exams, leaving me in the rare but welcome position to have time to defend my students and school on this forum. Enjoy your day.

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Posted by sabasabas on 05/12/2016 at 10:17 AM

Re: “TUSD's University High is Number One in Local National Merit Scholars! (and That Doesn't Mean a Whole Lot)

Yes. I am currently, not formerly, a teacher at UHS. I am probably more aware of the issues involved in Safier's blog than most respondents.

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Posted by sabasabas on 05/12/2016 at 9:53 AM

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