Mary Andersen 
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Re: “Lack Of Charter School Accountability Was Baked Into the System From the Start

Statistics say that 95% of students attend TUSD. Fully funded, for infrastructure and teacher support, they could take on programs that would improve ESL and learning disabled children - as well as the neighborhood kids who attend. We had so much going in the years I went to school in the 1960s and as funding failed, many of these great programs went by the wayside. Lots of the schools that are being sold off had large playgrounds, with space for play and sports. Once gone, it is going to be nearly impossible to replace them as the population changes. Political games at the state level have made the difference. During a recession/downturn it is asinine to try to fund two parallel school systems, where one has no accountability.

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Posted by Mary Andersen on 10/09/2018 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Three for the Money

Apparently not enough Tucsonans thought that the $20 cost per year was true for the bonds. I am disappointed, but hopeful that things will come around in future years.

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Posted by Mary Andersen on 11/03/2015 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Teacher Shortages: Things Are Bad All Over

Teachers manage to work the 2080 hrs for a year in 9 months with the grading, planning and other duties they have. Most teachers I know take additional education, improve their lesson plans and teach during their "breaks." Administration oversight for these trained professionals is over the top--no other profession has less autonomy. I think it is because for so many years, women were the predominant gender. When I substituted for long term positions, there was a limit to copies and other supplies needed to run the class. For instance, having kids copy the information from an overhead is not that productive!

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Posted by Mary Andersen on 10/15/2015 at 7:37 AM

Re: “The Skinny

All I can say, is my brother in law will not be convinced otherwise since he got that call. Despite what Bauserman says, this is a victory of proof for those who see the Supreme Court decision had serious consequences.

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Posted by Mary Andersen on 10/15/2015 at 7:24 AM

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