Tom Rhodes 
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Posted by Tom Rhodes on 04/09/2018 at 4:37 AM

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

Employing stealth to achieve a public policy outcome is a red flag. Like the Kochs, the Freedom Center has worked to cloak their policy objectives. Putting everything on the table for public scrutiny would jeopardize their likelihood of success.

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Posted by Tom Rhodes on 11/21/2017 at 6:50 AM

Re: “A UA Prof Chimes In on the 'Freedom Center'

Introducing high school students to the field of economics using a fringe slice of economic ideas as the correct perspective on complex issues is not education, it is indoctrination, plain and simple. Balance does not arise from indoctrination. Why not a survey course grounded in economic pluralism--the full spectrum of economic thought? One of the key threats to our democracy is the unprecedented concentration of wealth and income. Libertarians have nothing useful to offer this challenge but a narrow ideological justification to continue fueling the fire, funded and delivered by those whose narrow self-interest is served.

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Posted by Tom Rhodes on 11/13/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “I Infantilize High School Students and Have Little Faith in the Intelligence of High School Teachers? Who Knew? (Certainly Not Me)

One of the key messages here is the intellectual contortions well-credentialed academics will engage in to push fringe ideas that serve the narrow self-interest of their financial masters.

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Posted by Tom Rhodes on 11/06/2017 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

https://thebaffler.com/latest/the-handmaid… This is a solid perspective on the extent of the bias in the book being used, and not biased by financial conflict of interest.

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Posted by Tom Rhodes on 11/04/2017 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Libertarians obsess about potential tyranny from government and ignore the tyranny and coercion that citizens face every day from increasingly powerful corporations and other private interests. It is an intellectually narrow and incomplete view. Wise public policy is focused on serving the public good; libertarian dogma purposefully ignores this.

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Posted by Tom Rhodes on 10/12/2017 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Glenn Hamer: AZ Budget and a Dollar Will Buy Schools a Half Cup of Coffee

Our future economic and social well-being is directly determined by the health of our public education system. The architects of this budget continue cheating the future of all Arizonans.

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Posted by Tom Rhodes on 05/06/2016 at 7:06 AM

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