Linda Lyon 
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Re: “Let's Hear It For the Parkland Students. And Their Teachers. And Their School

Excellent article! with all the obstacles placed in the way of our district community schools, it is hard to keep in mind all the wonderfully dedicated professional educators and the rich, varied programs they offer. Our public district schools ARE succeeding (at least in areas with local funding support, i.e., wealthier communities), but just imagine what they could do if they ALL had our FULL support.

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Posted by Linda Lyon on 03/06/2018 at 5:14 AM

Re: “The Fed Tax Cut, AZ School Grades, Results-Based Funding, and a W.A.G.

To Beaneal Good: What are you doing to make the world a better place? Criticism is easy.

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Posted by Linda Lyon on 10/26/2017 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Doug Ducey, CEO

To BSLAP: Saying all day kindergarten is just daycare just shows how out-of-touch you are. You know not of which you speak, please get better informed.

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Posted by Linda Lyon on 06/09/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Dare to Say, 'Tax the Rich'

Smart thoughts David. I have been thinking along these same lines. But, I offer this back. Closing loopholes IS about increasing taxes on the wealthy and maybe a great first step? The second step is that government, more properly funded, can help improve people's lives. Then, the people would be more willing to trust government with more of their hard-earned dollars.

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Posted by Linda Lyon on 04/19/2017 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 237—Talk Is Cheap Edition. Ducey's Funding-Lite, Destructive Education Proposals.

You are absolutely right David! Giving districts the authority to relax teacher certification will tempt some districts to follow the path of least resistance and hire non-professionals who will not contribute to increases in achievement. Teachers today are forced to deal with a multitude of harsh realities that are challenging even for certified, highly skilled and seasoned professionals Expecting those with no expertise to do the same is crazy!

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Posted by Linda Lyon on 01/13/2017 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Private School Vouchers Are Bad For Arizona. Discuss.

To More Ideology: One of the great things about district schools is they are led by locally elected governing boards. If you are unhappy with the way TUSD is run, you and others can work to elect new board members. That is an option you don't have in commercial (private and charter) schools. I would also offer that you should not judge every district school in Arizona by one example...whether that example is good or bad. Perhaps my choice of the word "WRONG" was unfortunate, but...just as I am probably not fully aware of what goes on in TUSD, you are not entirely well-informed about what is happening in district schools across the state.

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Posted by Linda Lyon on 01/05/2017 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Private School Vouchers Are Bad For Arizona. Discuss.

To "More ideology": WRONG! The opposition to vouchers has nothing to do with political gains and EVERYTHING to do with not wanting our tax dollars to go to private/parochial schools with no accountability and transparency. I want to know what return on investment I get from my tax dollars allocated to education and with district schools I get that through open board meetings, annual audits, test scores, etc.
To John Hohn: way to go John. So...it is ALL about you. Well, maybe I don't want to pay for the roads you drive on in your neighborhood. After all, I don't drive there. I want to designate my road maintenance tax dollars to only go to the roads I drive on. How's that working for you? There is such a thing as a being a responsible citizen you know. There are expenses that we must bear to be able to enjoy an acceptable quality of life. I believe funding public education so that ALL children have the opportunity to be productive members of society is one of the most critical of those responsibilities. I am SO TIRED of the "IT'S ALL ABOUT ME" attitude!!!!!

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Posted by Linda Lyon on 01/05/2017 at 7:05 AM

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