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Hey, that is me! I was so honored to receive such a kind gesture. I am glad that they have this contest weekly because Arizona is filled with bright and engaging teachers who deserve some special recognition!

@chatmandu....what highly paid teachers? Where in this article does it pertain to teacher's salary? Anyone who says that teacher's make too much either don't know a teacher or come from another state with higher taxes. Arizona teachers are some of the poorest paid teachers in the country. Do…

I am so glad that "puppy mill" pet stores are going out of fashion. What a great way to promote and save shelter pets.

@Leon...are you always so negative? Can't you see the good that goes on around you...no matter how big or small? Are you sure your last name is not "Cy…

The amount they are paying these consultants is the same as a first year teachers salary. Why are they spending so much money to find someone for this job? These are public funds that are being used like it is a private business.

My question is how messy was their house that this was able to remain hidden for 8 years!

I am a teacher and I believe that we as a profession should be held accountable for our job. It is one of the most important jobs in the world. However, the way teachers are evaluated is not consistent across the state or nation.

The new system is still very subjective and what one p…

As a teacher, I am personally getting tired and broke buying supplies like papers and pencils for my classroom. These are basic things that schools or parents should supply...why am I doing this and practically every teacher out there doing this? Why? Because of the kids...and if we don't do…

Darn autocorrect....I meant *their* and not *there*[huh]

@leon, as usual you are misinformed about the power of unions in this state...they have NONE! The teacher unions here are more like associations and are optional to join...unlike other states. You'd be shocked at how many teachers in AZ do not belong to a union or believe in what they stand …

I agree that more mental health facilities are needed in all areas, not just in Gilbert. However, the proposed location (legal or not isn't even an issue) needs to be thought through more carefully. Why on earth would anyone with an ounce of common sense put a mental health facility...especi…