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Damning Polls: 59% of All Arizona Voters Reject Gov. Doug Ducey

Gov. Doug Ducey is a stooge of the Koch Brothers, who fund him with Dark Money and instruct him on how to destroy life in Arizona.

Gov. Doug Ducey is a stooge of the Koch Brothers, who fund him with dark money and instruct him on their anti-education agenda.

In a stunning new poll of Arizona voters, 59 percent of Republicans, Independents and Democrats combined said that they want someone else to lead the state besides incumbent Doug Ducey.

Only 26 percent of voters said Ducey should serve another term and 15 percent said they were unsure in the new June 26, 2018, NBC-Marist poll.

Confirming how fed up Arizonans are with Gov. Ducey, a June 25 Emerson College ePoll reports that Ducey has a lower approval rating (31%) than President Trump (43%) in Arizona and that a majority of voters (64%) think education funding is not enough.

Devastated public schools

Under Ducey, Arizona ranks 48th for public school funding and dead last in the nation for teacher pay. Arizona has cut more from education funding than any other state in the nation, a decline of more than 35%. Continue reading

Early Books Lecture Series in 15th year at UA Special Collections

As in the past, a group of UA professors lead by my husband UA Distinguished Professor (and recently knighted) Albrecht Classen, will introduce famous medieval manuscripts held in the Special Collections library at the UA.
Now in its 15th year, this lecture series is open to the public and focuses on book masterpieces from the Middle Ages.   Be dazzled and stunned by the beauty and relevance of these books to today, 2018.  This year my husband who founded this series,  will be joined by Professors Cynthia White and Fabian Alfie.

To RSVP for all 3 lectures go to the website: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/events.

By the way, yesterday’s article was my 1000th one here at Blog for Arizona, since 2/11/14.  Time to celebrate.

“The Magic of the Middle Ages: Lessons from the Past” talk at Himmel library

My  professor husband Albrecht Classen has been at the University of Arizona German Studies Dept. since August, 1987 and is an international scholar in his field and has published more than 95 books.

In January 2018 he was knighted by Maximilian, Duke of Swabia and his new title is “Grand Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Three Lions”.  So that makes me (yours truly) a Lady.  What an honor and surprise.

Koch-Funded Prof Back Again with Lecture Against Public Schools

Assistant Professor Jonathan Anomaly

Assistant Professor Jonathan Anomaly

Remember professor Jonny Anomaly? When faced with public outrage last September, he canceled his anti-public school lecture at a Koch-funded University of Arizona class in Tucson.

Like Jack Nicholson in The Shining…he’s back. Anomaly will present “Public Goods and Education” on Thursday, January 25 at 12:30 pm in the Maloney Room, Social Science building 224, on the UofA Campus in Tucson.

The class description reads:

“But public financing of education can produce negative externalities by creating perverse incentives, and a public monopoly on the delivery of education can discourage experimentation and turn schools into an outlet for intellectual fads and political propaganda.”

“I conclude with a note of skepticism about the desirability of direct government involvement in education, even if it plays a limited role in financing it through vouchers, grants, or loans that can be redeemed at accredited schools.”

This talk is directly from the propaganda playbook of the right-wing Koch Brothers, their front group Americans for Prosperity, and their toady — anti-education Governor Doug Ducey.

The dark-money Charles G. Koch foundation donated $1 million to the UofA to create the “Center for the Philosophy of Freedom,” which is a think tank designed to turn students into future lobbyists for the right-wing, anti-education foundation.

Bogus economic analysis

Concerned parents, teachers, and elected representatives should attend to ask why a publicly-funded university is being utilized as an indoctrination tool to sabotage publicly-funded education.
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Cesar Chavez Week at UA

Art & Justice
“Come create with local artist, Mel “Melo” Dominguez, join us in making a mural on canvas to honor and recognize individuals, stories, reflections, and contributions to the Farm Workers Movement. To learn more about Mel, visit http://melodominguez.com/.
Participate in the process: Friday, March 24th at 10a-12p (Refreshments Provided)
This is an opportunity to contribute your ideas, images, words, and assist in drawing of the mural that will be 5ft x 6ft.
Come paint! Monday, March 27th at 2p-5p (Food Provided)
Each individual will be able to leave their mark on the collaborative image that will be displayed within the center.”

All events at Cesar E. Chavez building,  room 211, at 1110 E. North Campus Drive, just north of Old Main.

Coming up 17th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March & Rally on  April 1st. Consult our Blog for Arizona Calendar for details.

Verboten/Forbidden art at University of Arizona Museum of Art

Expulsion from Paradise by Christian Rohlfs, courtesy of UA Museum of Art

“Expulsion from Paradise” by Christian Rohlfs, courtesy of UA Museum of Art

November 12 (2016) – March 12 (2017 at UA Museum of Art, 1031 N. Olive Rd. Tucson, on University of  Arizona campus

“Conceived by Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi party held the Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibition in Munich in 1937. An ideological move intended to censor and dismantle the individual creativity of modern artists, the exhibition was wildly popular and featured more than 650 artworks and books that were confiscated from museums. To enhance the humiliation effect, the works were hung haphazardly and accompanying texts belittled and criticized the artists. More than 3 million people saw the show as it traveled to twelve other cities. After the exhibit, most of the works were either sold at embarrassingly low prices or destroyed.

Some artists were able to recover from this humiliating event while others’ careers and lives were permanently destroyed. This exhibition features work by the same artists who were included in the Entartete Kunst exhibition, such as: Erich Heckel, Georg Grosz, Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, Max Pechstein, Paul Klee, Emil Nolde, Max Beckmann, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.”

Hours & Admission:

Monday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Closed University holidays.

$8 – General Admission

$6.50 – Seniors 65+ and groups of 10 or more

Free for Museum members, students with ID, faculty and staff, military personnel, AAM members, visitors with a SNAP card or Tribal ID, and children