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Ducey’s Public Education Metamorphosis

As Arizona’s newly-elected governor, Doug Ducey shot himself in both feet right out-of-the gate with his fence-straddling “stance” on K-12 public education funding, and funding cuts to state-funded higher education. Now he’s in the process of trying to reinvent himself as a champion of public education, starting with a proposal announced with great fanfare to […]

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COGS on SUSD

This analysis comes to ScottsdaleTrails courtesy of the Coalition of Greater Scottsdale. While I have disagreed (sometimes vigorously) with COGS, and in particular the author (former city council candidate Copper Phillips), this appears to be a well-crafted perspective on the current problems within SUSD. However, in my humble opinion, the fourth bullet–declining enrollment–is the most […]

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Blue Sky for Sale

The Merriam-Webster dictionary says the term “blue sky” means: 1: having little or no value <blue–sky stock>, or, 2: not grounded in the realities of the present : visionary <blue–sky thinking> I think there are a lot of things in Scottsdale lately that could fit either definition, though the term “visionary” is a bit of […]

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