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So the Great Textbook Redaction ends not with a bang, but a whimper.
Disingenuous or dumb?
Oh, boy. Here we go. Another wild ride in Arizona education.
Arizona's statewide races reflect the national campaigns — an almost complete Republican victory, and an almost complete rejection of Barack Obama. Six years ago, who'd a thunk it? The guy was on top of the world. Now, he might slink off the world stage in a couple of years, as an afterthought. A conflation of events, opposition, and, frankly, incompetence, seem to have ruined his second term.
A recent guest editorial in this paper titled “Stand for Something or Fall for Anything” did not correctly represent the actions or the intent of multiple groups that support Jill Humpherys and Charlie Santa Cruz for the Gilbert School Board. We are taking this opportunity to share our passion for public education and support for Jill and Charlie with you.
Who wants to talk birth control? Abortion? Adoption? Childbirth? Those four issues became the latest imbroglio involving the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board.
Roughly two years ago, I came home from work to find a letter on my front door. That letter was to inform me about a junior high school in my neighborhood that was closing. As any community member would, I simply asked why?
This is very simple: Gilbert School Board member Daryl Colvin should resign from his office. Now.
The Father of our Country on the Gilbert School Board? George Washington?
“Shoot first, ask questions later” to “Paralysis by analysis.” Doesn’t that seem to be the change in American foreign policy over the last decade?
In Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” the narrator speaks of his instability caused by the fever dream of the jungle this way: “(It) was the playful paw-strokes of the wilderness, the preliminary trifling before the more serious onslaught which came in due course.”
I am a member of the fastest growing political party in Arizona, having recently become second largest in the state, and quickly threatening to become number one.
So what to make of Ferguson, Missouri, and the killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer? We have clearly conflicting stories as to the sequence of events that day, but one thing all sides agree on is this: Brown was unarmed.
AIMS scores are out again.
AIMS scores are out again.
Imagine that you are a loyal employee of the a school district, giving that district almost 20 years of service, first as an outstanding teacher and then as a district worker.
Talk about back to the future.
When legal immigrants arrived at Ellis Island and were sick, they were sent back. Today, illegal immigrants are given health care better than many veterans.
Am I confused? Of course, my wife and kids and probably most of my friends would tell you that’s my normal state of mind.
The Governing Board of the Mesa Public School District will ask voters in November to renew the override of the district’s budget. This extra 10 percent, taken from the local primary property tax, allows the district to make up for budget cuts in state aid, which is the source of two-thirds of the budget.
What’s with our Republican politicians here in Arizona?
Remember the film “Clueless”? It could easily describe the brief but notable career of Daryl Colvin on the Gilbert Public School board.
I’m thinking a lot about Father’s Day this year.
Kabuki Theater is often invoked when folks in a public arena play what the audience knows are pre-determined parts with a pre-determined outcome.
Is this a tipping point for one of Arizona’s top-performing school districts? Has Gilbert Public Schools, justifiably proud of its many achievements and recognized for its students’ learning, come to a time when all of its successes might be negated by the behavior of just a few people?