McCarthy’s Faux Concern for Children

As reported by the Associated Press, “House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Monday said Russia must pull out of Ukraine, blistering Russia’s ‘killing of the children’ and “emphatically stressing his support for Ukraine”. Responding to a Russian reporter, he said, “I do not support what your country has done to Ukraine, I do not support your … Read more

The Point of Vouchers

Improving Educational Outcomes is Not the Point of Vouchers. In 2017, I wrote a post on titled “Vouchers: Some Common Sense Questions” that supported this fact. I’ve included some of the original post below. My updated comments, now six years later are included in italics below. Just for a few moments, I’d like to … Read more

Stop Diverting Our Public Education Funding!

The GOP loves to tout free enterprise But they sure don’t have a problem diverting public education funding to private schools. As reported in the AZ Daily Star this morning, Rep. Matt Gress, R-Phoenix, is pushing a bill to once again divert taxpayer dollars to private schools. This time, the goal is to provide scholarships … Read more

(Update) A Crack in the Privatization Movement?

The BASIS Tucson North charter in Oro Valley voted to unionize this past Wednesday night. By a 2 to 1 margin, teachers voted to found a local union chapter of the Arizona Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff. This charter is now the first in Arizona to have staff join a union, an affiliate of … Read more