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Re: “Once Again, It's Time to Deconstruct the U.S. News "Best High Schools" Rankings

This is education culture. Test scores, test scores, test scores.

Yet, for 20 years the academic gains, the productivity, of American schools have gone down.

Education is substantially more complex than the average policy makers believes.

Focusing on test scores doesn't work.

It doesn't even work for BASIS. Less than half their graduates go on to graduate from college.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 04/26/2017 at 7:57 AM

Re: “Statewide Voucher Initiatives Has Been Voted Down Everywhere, Every Time

Wow, the majority is willing to abuse the minority. What a prescient observation.

Let's review the history. District education education is not public education. 99% of the public is excluded from district schools.

Bricks and teachers aren't public. Children are the public. Arizona is the only state with a public education system with every school in the state open ro the public.

In almost every other state, it is a crime to allow the public to attend a district school or to allow them to get their public education at a Christiam school.

Here you are defending a bigoted, racist institution to the bitter end.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 04/24/2017 at 6:04 AM

Re: “Trouble in Republican City Over Voucher Expansion?

Turf reactions are everywhere. Only 50% of Republicans support school choice on polling data. But, when they go into the voting booth, they don't trust democrats to make the right decisions.

If your brain is wired to believe that the school is public, that these bricks, these teachers are public, then you have that reaction.

The truth is that the parents and the children are the public and now, close to 100% of the schools in Arizona are open to the public while the public in other states finds 99% of the schools closed to them.

We in Arizona now have a public school system, unlike almost every other state which have district school systems.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 04/22/2017 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Dare to Say, 'Tax the Rich'

Brian, you are correct. France went down the path recommended by Ken Groves above.

Since 1980, France has lost 3 billion hours of work, while the United States has gained 87 billion hours of work. The European Union countries had a GDP 30% higher than the US in 1980, today they have a GDP 20% lower.

Our problem now is that we have added a bunch of Obamacare taxes, a lot of state and city level taxes and another 20,000 pages to the Code of Federal regulations. Small company formation is hugely below the rate of the 80's.

We are now Europe and there are very few jobs for our young adults.

Groves is saying that more of the poison is the cure. He believes Picketty when Picketty says that all modern industrial economies grow about the same. Since when is positive 87 billion equal to negative 3 billion?

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 04/19/2017 at 8:46 PM

Re: “Favoring the 8 Percent, Ignoring the 92 Percent

Now, close to 100% of our schools are open to the public. Unlike other states, and the situation you want, where every school is closed to 99% of the public.

We are getting very close to a public school system instead of a district system.

The district system was designed with the specific intent of excluding Catholics and minorities. It is a bigoted and racist institution. It is an abomination of language to call it "public."

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 04/16/2017 at 5:50 PM

Re: “'Vouchers on Steroids' ESAs Used Mainly By Affluent Parents

What hypocrisy by the liberal media. As Superintendent, I attempted to directly inform families of D and F rated schools of their opportunity to get a public education through ESA scholarships.

The screams were unbelievable. Brahm Resnick said that I had "crossed a bright red line" - what a hypocrite. You would think that I had engaged in mortal sin. So, keep them uninformed and then use their lack of information as an indictment of a scholarship program for the most needy, the most under-served, the most vulnerable.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 04/04/2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

Since we are talking about bull manure, education and truth, let's talk about some fundamentals. To define a school as a public school when it is closed to 99.6% of the public is an abuse of the language. It is not a public school at all, it is a district school and most districts are specifically designed to keep the poor and minorities out. So, ergo, districts are a racist institution. People who propagate racist institutions are logically ....

Since we began school choice in 1993 (I was the deciding vote on the education committee), most but not all schools in Arizona have become open to the public. The charter school movement made that possible. Yes, now we have the beginnings of a public school system.

The last piece of the equation is allowing students is to quit our bigotry and to allow students to not only receive their public education at district and charter schools but at religious schools. Then, every school in the state will be open to the public.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 03/25/2017 at 3:41 PM

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