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Froot-o Loop-o.1 week ago
Leon, are you sure they are JELL-O colors, and not Froot Loop colors?
I didn't realize you were such a fashionista when it came to women's clothing. Thanks for the tips. I'll make sure not to wear a JELL-O tie or hat anywhere that you wouldn't approve their presence.
Have you cc'd Mrs. Obama, yet, on these tips?1 week ago
I agree.[sad]3 weeks ago
The Flinn Scholarship is very competitive. The students who work hard, whether they receive Flinns, or not, or even apply for them--they go far. Yes, there are great students in Arizona schools. Their parents put a priority on education in their homes.
It saddens me to see that no Mesa Public Schools senior earned a Flinn, this year? Mesa used to be a top producer of Flinn Scholars. Hmmmm. Maybe there are some MPS winners, but their names were just overlooked...?4 weeks ago
Other cities around the United States have been doing this very thing, for years. EVIT is nice, but limited, that is true. If each high school took on one of the trades, such as electrician, plumber, carpenter, auto mechanic, HVAC, etc., there would be more choice for kids who are not cut out for the scholastic route. Vo-Tech should be ramping up. There are kids who ARE college material who'd rather take apart an engine over pursuing a college education. What about airline mechanics? We are a hub for several airlines [at least, temporarily...] who could also "grow their own" mechanics. Unfortunately, it is the conservative side of the coin that prevents this situation, not the "liberals". Oh, and make sure these apprentice programs include the reality of how trades work [or, let's say, their workers are worked over] in a right-to-work state.
LEON, you are still a blithering looney toon. I don't know when you'll stop shouting your bigotry at the rest of us.
1 month ago
Here you have Horne saying he'll legally try to block this decision in Bisbee.
He is the DOMA poster boy, eh? Married and in a "more than one" woman, one man relationship[s]. LOL.
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Horne can't even "cast" a pebble on this one--what a hypocrite.1 month ago
If conditions drove someone to risk crossing the border to be gainfully employed in jobs that most Americans wouldn't do on a bet, it must have been worth the risk to these border-crossers. For years, a blind eye was turned on border security. Who nanny-ed our American kids? Who became our landscapers? Who dug the ditches? People in first-generation waves of immigrants, legal or not, have the hunger and the drive to seek a better life. They are usually humble people with a vision for a better life for their children. They stay under the radar, never attract attention to themselves, and work harder than many people to try to have that better life than the abject poverty they escape.
When an "us" and "them" line is drawn in the sand, I'm sorry, but it sounds like whining--no one else is allowed to even have one crumb from the cookie that is the American Dream.
First-Generation immigrants have the most to lose; by the third generation, the hunger for a better life is gone, and many people end up doing nothing to further themselves.2 months ago
Ethan, just like with any population, there are people who are good and bad. Most people who cross the border just want to work and support their families. They want their children to have a good education. The border crossings are not as numerous as they were years ago. The Border Patrol has done a good job of keeping people out in the past several years.2 months ago
sk: Agreed2 months ago
Exactly, mesateacher. When he was on the MPS Governing Board, he addressed a board room full of educators and said, "You people* are lucky to even be working."
(*a la Romney)
Others often commented about "the board member who thinks he is a superintendent".
Whatever Mr. Crandall stood for to be elected in November has now been surpassed by what must be the only thing he stands for: The waft of the money being waved under his nose.
And, he has never been an educator, just hung around them pretending that he cares about education in Arizona.
Good riddance.2 months ago