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Do the math and boost TUSD teacher pay

I have a thought experiment for those who care about public education, the Tucson community and our children.

July 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Column: Proposition 204 benefits education; Proposition 121 is misdirected

There is a certain, though seemingly odd, connection between two propositions seen on this year's general election ballot. Proposition 204 seeks a formal a dedicated funding source for public education and other forms of infrastructure, while Proposition 121 seeks nonpartisan elections manda…

October 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

City needs a true majority election system

Tucson sits within a perfect storm due to its outdated and philosophically corrupt election system.

June 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Growth-reliant economic planning is no solution for Arizona's future

What does the Arizona Legislature have against Arizonans?

March 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Public education expands students' outlook and is more than academics

Public education expands students' outlook and is more than academics

At the end of every school year, I teach a set of lessons dealing with human impact on the planet. With this, we conduct a data-gathering exercise that entails students taking all the stuff that they're walking around with and tallying it as if they were buying it all new.

June 22, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Guest opinion: We should do what's best for all Americans

Guest opinion: We should do what's best for all Americans

In the wake of the Civil War, a subtle change came in the language we use to define our identity. Prior to the Civil War, we used the phrasing "The United States are," whereas we have used "The United States is" since the cessation of open hostilities in 1865.

September 15, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
A cloud over the classroom this fall

A cloud over the classroom this fall

Next week education professionals will return to your public schools to prepare for the coming school year. We are generally a happy lot and feel honored to be an integral part of this important segment of Arizona's infrastructure.

August 05, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
'80s economic lessons lost on Ariz. Legislature

'80s economic lessons lost on Ariz. Legislature

I attended a meeting of the House Ways and Means Committee at the state Capitol. I'm not well-versed in the nuances of the capital culture, but I found some disturbing trends in the debate over House Bill 2073, which would repeal of the state equalization property tax.

February 26, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson's election system is unfair, but Phoenix should back down

In December 2006, the Tucson City Council answered an aggressive crowd in council chambers with a proposal to form a "Citizen's Task Force" on the Tucson election system. The vote in favor was unanimous. The lack of action was resounding.

December 18, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Voters have chance to help mold better students

I'm writing to ask for a donation to my classroom so that we may help create an enhanced student population.

October 29, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Instant runoff election is true to democracy

Instant runoff election is true to democracy

Tucson's elected city government is not based on majority rule. City elections, along with those in much of the rest of the state, are based on a plurality system. That means that the candidate with the most votes wins.

May 28, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

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