Tori Woodard 
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Re: “Empowerment Scholarship Account Money Misspent

Clearly, ESAs - just like vouchers - take money away from public schools. That's a bad thing if you think public schools are beneficial, as I do. But it's a good thing if you want to eliminate public schools, as the Republican majority in our legislature wants. And now we learn a lot of ESA money isn't even being spent on education. Thank you, David Safier, for bringing this to our attention.

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Posted by Tori Woodard on 11/01/2018 at 5:22 AM

Re: “Should the Public Be Able To See Voting Machine Instruction Manuals?

Thank you for standing up to the election software bullies, John Brakey!

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Posted by Tori Woodard on 10/08/2018 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Freedom Center-Affiliated Authors Refuse to Put Their Phil. 101 Textbook Online For TUSD Review

Personally, I give no credence to comments by authors who don't have the courage to put their name on their comments. I think the Tucson Weekly should only accept comments from people with verifiable names.

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Posted by Tori Woodard on 09/19/2018 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Ducey, Republicans Leave $56 Million For Child Care Sitting On the Table

Not spending 56 million free dollars is about the stupidest behavior I have ever heard of. Incredible!

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Posted by Tori Woodard on 08/16/2018 at 10:49 AM
Posted by Tori Woodard on 05/07/2018 at 9:17 AM

Re: “An Incomplete Look at the Koch Brothers' Influence in Arizona

This is a thoughtful article, and I appreciate it.

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Posted by Tori Woodard on 12/17/2017 at 8:44 PM

Re: “The 'Freedom Center's' High School Course Is On Shaky Ground at TUSD

Members of the Tucson group Kochs Off Campus! have read the Freedom Center's textbook for this high school course. Most of the textbook seems to have been written by libertarian crackpots. Although some high schools use it to fulfill a State economics requirement, it does not give an overview of the field of economics, notably omitting Keynesian economics and the labor movement. It takes potshots at the minimum wage and other favorite libertarian targets. Although it is titled Philosophy 101, it is filled with PR and homilies instead of open ethical questions. It presents several myths as fact, such as: "Homo sapiens became the wisest of primates around forty thousand years ago when we learned to make deals with strangers" (page 2). The original version contained hundreds of typographical errors. (At least some of those were corrected after our group brought them to public attention.) Now the Freedom Center is trying to restrict access to the textbook and the list of schools where the course is being taught. That information used to be available on the publisher's website (Sagent Labs). The Sagent Labs website was taken down when this whole story went public. The Templeton Foundation did not get its money's worth on this one.

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Posted by Tori Woodard on 11/21/2017 at 12:46 PM

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