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‘This is what happens when we don’t create a respectable budget for the schools. You would think that children’s education would come first.’ Fireball11

Citizen Staff Writer



The story: A report looking at how well states retain effective new elementary and high school teachers gives Arizona a D+.

Your take: The Citizen’s online community isn’t surprised, given how little the state cares about its students or teachers. Mustberight says her grandson has to work three nights a week as a waiter to supplement the meager salary he receives teaching. Some other relevant comments:

• “Given the amount of abuse TUSD administrators subject teachers to, I don’t see why they would stay.” – letters

• “I’ve been stationed at D-M for five and a half years. My 9-year-old has never (been in enrolled in) anything other than a TUSD school. We’re finally moving in two weeks and I’m definitely worried he’s going to be so far behind. . . . I can vouch that Arizona has the worst schools out of all the states my kids have attended (Maryland, Texas, Illinois, Arizona). – Bigmike

• “Ask any teacher how much they are willing to be held accountable in their classrooms.” – Nevada Democrat

• “Eye whent to skool heer in areezone-a and eye turnd out fine . . . a producktave addolt!” – EmperorJosh

The big debate:

Retaining good teachers



For Thursday, Feb. 5

1 Why not just give everyone $3,000?

2 Comcast still doesn’t know who put porn in Super Bowl telecast.

3 Statements of alleged child killer may be used at trial.

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