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Re: “Danehy

"And if you can't satisfy that fake-ass board, that's like getting a D-minus from your mom when you're home-schooled." LOL

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Posted by Parent X on 09/28/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “The Skinny

The Tucson Weekly could save the peanut gallery a lot of time and publish an automatic "I-love-______, -but-I-don't-want-to-pay-for-it-so-let-someone-fundraise-for-the-____________service-that-I-don't-realize-actually-impacts-my-individual-earnings-and-quality-of-life" comment at the end of every article that mentions taxes.

Also, thought I'd add the link to the City of Tucson Adopted Budget for 2017.
Police,'s all there:…

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Posted by Parent X on 05/11/2017 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Grandmas, the Declaration of Independence and Cursive

Bravo, Kate Gladstone.

Really interesting post - thanks for taking the time to provide the source information as well.

Posted by Parent X on 03/21/2017 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Grandmas, the Declaration of Independence and Cursive

True story:
The cursive articles referred to here are press releases directly linked to legislation, known in some states as the "Back to Basics Bill." The cursive bill was created by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and it was handed to many of your AZ state legislators when they attended one of ALEC's posh annual 'education' meetings. The bill is literally ready-made - no constituent input needed! - and can be introduced with just a few changes to the heading (ALEC heading to NC, OH, AZ, etc. ).

WHY a cursive bill? That's the important question here. The press selling points are the exact same in every state where I've seen this come up ("Kids can't read the Declaration of Independence" is the #1 talking point, by the way). Again, it's not an organic movement - a national legislative group is driving the conversation and providing press materials.

The why in this story has nothing to do with founding documents or 'values': Back when this bill first made the rounds (2014), it was revealed that Zaner-Bloser pushed for the legislation to be included in the ALEC package. Who is Zaner-Bloser? The company that produces cursive handwriting workbooks...and, not coincidently, the same company who is benefiting from new, mandatory workbook sales to teach cursive in states like Alabama, etc. who pass the cursive law.

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Posted by Parent X on 03/09/2017 at 6:41 AM

Re: “So Long Sánchez

This is embarrassing for Tucson, and bad news (again) for Tucson kids.

I wish voters would dig in next time there is a school board election. Look at actual data - short and long term - and take a look at how other cities have turned school districts around. [Hint: Not this way.]

Voters who think that they're not impacted by this just because they don't have a kid in school should think again. Dogma-driven decisions and nasty local political in-fighting isn't the way to run anything. It doesn't inspire confidence in potential investors, the current business community, or parents who might want to move to the area.

Grandstanding and puffery isn't leadership.

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Posted by Parent X on 03/09/2017 at 6:22 AM

Re: “AZ Cap Times: House Speaker Gowan Had to Refund $12,000 in Bogus Mileage Reimbursements and Phony Per-Diem Claims

If most of us committed fraud to the tune of $12,000, we'd be worried about a court date or pending arrest.

Arizona voters - why do you keep endorsing this behavior?

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Posted by Parent X on 02/25/2016 at 6:47 PM

Re: “For My Father

Josue Saldivar - I am sorry to read about your loss, and ours. The world needs more kindness these days. Blessings to Mr. Salvidar and to your family.

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Posted by Parent X on 02/25/2016 at 6:44 PM

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