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I am no conservative...but am with you, absolutely, that high-stakes testing is a disaster, and the last two presidents have only made the system worse.May 27, 2013
Every time you publish this guy's drivel, your credibility slips. He says absolutely nothing outside of TEA-party nonsense.
Move on.May 19, 2013
Please disclose your next political move. You and your family have ZERO public school experience...it would be great to know why you are using this office for political positioning.
Please stop telling teachers what we need...and ASK.
Teachers need student debt relief for continuing training and education. Plain and simple.
Teachers don't teach for the money, or for fancy systems. But teachers DO need support. You could be a great help by spreading that message to the Republican bureaucrats who run this state.Mar 3, 2013
@afnanalog - As an educator, I agree that spending doesn't always equate to better results, and accountability is important.
Common Core Standards are here, and a new wave of reform is very real and happening to improve education. Mar 3, 2013
I must challenge the author's facts in this response. Kyrene, though an outstanding district, is not funding at a much higher level than other districts. You are right in that property taxes are higher in the district than others, but those monies are channeled into the state general fund. Voters have not renewed monies needed to consider KSD or TUHSD to be funded much more than other districts, despite paying a bigger share in property taxes.
You challenge the district administration if supplies aren't available - but fail to challenge the state administration?
Monies in schools have been diverted from schools in different forms - one is the zeroing-out of the building renewal fund (which Mr. Huppenthal had a hand in eliminating as a legislator) which diverted MILLIONS of dollars to fix necessities such as AC units and roofs. So yes, administrators have had to make decisions prioritizing student comfort over building supplies, as they should.
The big picture here is that bureaucrats such as Mr. Huppenthal need to stop telling educators what we need - and start asking educators what we need. You might start by calling the public schools the Huppenthal daughters attended, and asking those schools for tips.Feb 27, 2013
The Mountain Pointe football program enters the 2014 season with a new standard for success after winning its first state championship.Produced by David JolkovskiNarrative by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Head Coach Norris VaughanBruce HesterPaul LucasCollin LambdinGarvin AlstonMusic: 1:13am by Soap and Foam