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I applaud your decision to end the Shout Box. All of the anonymous slander had long run its course. This was long overdue. Kudos. 4 months ago
The degree of misinformation in comments section is truly breath-taking. Thank you to all of the volunteers who spearheaded the campaign efforts and to the many donors who contributed to help individuals and families in need. Your efforts are appreciated. 10 months ago
Ho hum. ... Nothing newsy about this. The Arizona Chamber of Commerce has always been anti-public education, during good and tough economic times. This group was very vocally opposed to Prop. 100 last May, which passed almost 2 to 1 by voters. ... Really sad how short-sighted the Arizona Chamber is.Jan 8, 2011
Nice choices on the list, for sure. But no mention of Cork is befuddling. Cork might be the best restaurant in the valley, let alone Chandler. Oct 31, 2010
Gilbert's administrative costs are below the state and national averages.Oct 26, 2010
Oops: only 49 cents on the dollar in the classroom.
I promise to edit before posting next time.Oct 25, 2010
clarification: I meant additional $1,100 dollars more per student.Oct 25, 2010
Charter schools receive approximately $1,100 dollars more in state funding than district schools because they do not have the ability to ask their voters for a bond or override.
Gilbert Unified, for example, would receive about $40 million more in annual state funding using the charter formula. Suffice to say the district would not have to ask for bonds or overrides if they received charter funding.
For the record, charter schools have much higher administrative costs than district schools. The auditor general documents that charter schools spend only 49 cents on the dollar. It's not that charter schools are doing anything wrong necessarily, but it's just the economy of scale and hard to be efficient when you are small.Oct 25, 2010
It may be true that Scott Taylor is spending the most, but looking over the tables, he hasn't "raised" the most, which is the point of the article. Subtracting the candidates' own $$, only Terry Roe has raised less $$ than Taylor.
Not that I have a horse in this race, but the story is misleading. Aug 16, 2010