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My guess is he is leaving because of the socio-economic changes in the area. It will be tougher to keep the image up and keep the privileged happy.1 month ago
I agree with Mark on this issue and so far the first three opinions only show support for the nanny state. you have choices to make on what you do with your life. If you require the government to legislate every aspect of your and everyone else's life because you are too lazy to decide for yourself or can't respect others rights to do something you may not agree with - I pity you. I tend to think the descriptions of the smoking on campus is exaggerated but that is okay - it is how you see it. Many non-smokers (I do not BTW) are very self righteous about it. As for the drinks. No one is putting a gun to your head making you buy a 44oz drink. Grow up, be an adult and buy a smaller one. Or better yet, don't, drink water, black coffee or tea. I do believe there is a growing need by people to be taken care of by the government and willing to give up all their rights and basic decision making in the process. Be careful what you ask for.10 months ago
Why is it more important? To make anyone you don't agree with comply with your beliefs? According to you it is.
I am not Catholic but I am as you are aware of how they operate. If I do not believe in that and want to make sure I am being treated somewhere that will provide certain options I desire I will go somewhere else.
I find increasingly more every day, people insistant on tolerance and acceptance of all beliefs have no interested in tolerance and acceptance of all beliefs.Feb 29, 2012
@ Rich - thanks for writing out the long version of innocent until proven guilty.
If he is proven guilty he should pay for what he has done wrong. I would not expect anything less.
I have a problem with the fact that these days we are increasingly assuming everyone guilty of the slightest accusation and convicting them in the news and then when fact proves otherwise it is too late and no one pays attention to it and lives are ruined. I would concede it easy to go this way as it appears at times too many people do not disappoint either.
I do not live in Pinal County and have no dog in that fight. It seems that of everything I have heard or read about him and how he has done his job, there is more good than bad and not enough to oust him. I do not think he would have been voted out of his job for a long time if he had wanted to keep it. I do think there was motive to cas enough dirt on him to ruin him in that district because he was a threat to win.Feb 21, 2012
First, If you do not have kids in school these days or ever had you will have a hard time getting what is really going on. It may not seem like it but we have two sets of classes going on. One that produces the general population of shlubs to flip burgers and then the other set of classes turning out our future performers. What those kids are learning today is way beyond anything from the 80's or earlier and they start much sooner with the hard stuff too. Most of those kids have great parent involvement.
The article fails to mention parent involvement in their child's education. This should be a concern to everyone. The quality of a child's education is almost always related to the parents level of involvement. Not overbearing and running their life but know what is happening. Talking to their kids and teachers on their progress and how to help improve their education and make good choices. This must be done K-12. Do NOT turn your kids over to the government you will not like what you get back and get back what you deserve.
If we took the funding for charter schools and these experimental schools and gave it back to the public schools; then required performance from the teachers to keep their jobs and kids to be promoted with parent(s) involved we would not have many problems at all.Feb 21, 2012
I find many things interesting about this story. Everyone seems to be giving New Times a pass on this story where about the only things coming out to be true are that the he is gay and had a relationship with the man. No one can believe the man can have any conservative values because he is gay. No civil liberty or gay group will come to his defense. So the only way a gay man can receive support is to be liberal? I am sick and tired of the people in this country that demand tolerance and acceptance only being so if you have their views.
Does it matter he is gay? No but to a small percentage it will. The smear against him and is what the real battle is. It should only matter that he does a good job and if it is proven he has done something illegal then he should suffer the consequences. Until then, innocent until proven guilty and judge him on his workFeb 20, 2012
I believe the law is well intended but poorly worded and ill advised. However like most reasoning it is being brought about because in this case our some educators are not acting professionally or ethically and it has been overlooked (existing rules not being used) to the point something drastic must be done. My own kids have had some force religion on them as well as unwanted political and social views. Most of the time though things have been pretty even.
As for some of the comments I have read here, I am saddened by what our educational system and society has already wrought. I tell my kids it will be up to their generation to undo all the "mess" we are currently in. People, you need to get news from multiple sources, keep current on what's happening and utilize critical thinking skills. I will direct one comment - A majority of opinion does not equal fact. Science is factual and until it is proven fact it is not. It seems every month there is new data coming out that disproves man made global warming/climate change. I think it is arrogant to believe humans can so directly and impact the earth and equally so for anyone not to understand we can have some affect.Feb 16, 2012
I believe we have too much choice and it is watering down education as a whole. If we put all the energy of providing choice into our "neighborhood schools", taught the basics, offer advanced or remedial classes and electives for those that need them, require performance and actually get parents involved imagine the success! I know it sounds simple but it really is. And it won't happen until we demand it. Keep moaning and do nothing and you will get the same old thing. Well, in this case worse....Feb 14, 2012
Remember as you blame Bush, how you do it. Ted Kennedy was the lead author of the bill....Feb 14, 2012
While I don't have an issue at what was said here in the article; I never cease to be amazed at how stupid parents must be. Why do we need experts to tell us to be honest and reassuring with our kids? Every parent should know there children and be as honest and open as age appropriate for their kids. I am pleasantly surprised that a public school tackled this in what seems to be a factual manner and not something glossed over painting the terrorists in any different light other than the dregs they were.Sep 8, 2011