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Constitutional Amendment Q&A | Outlaw Dirty Money

Source: Constitutional Amendment Q&A | Outlaw Dirty Money Our only recourse now is to vote out corporate money minions and elect candidates that will pass this on the floor of our legislature. I am a Clean Elections candidate because I want no misunderstanding about where I stand on getting dirty money and the corruption it… Continue reading Constitutional Amendment Q&A | Outlaw Dirty Money

Education

Invest in Education tax measure kicked off November ballot

An Arizona Supreme Court ruling has kicked the Invest in Education tax measure off the November ballot. Source: Invest in Education tax measure kicked off November ballot The only way we are going to repair the damage done to our public education system is to replace every legislator who does not support dedicated, sustainable public… Continue reading Invest in Education tax measure kicked off November ballot

Economy, Education

Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Says Trump Administration ‘Turned Its Back’ On Borrowers : NPR

The nation's student loan watchdog has resigned from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, arguing that its current leadership has undermined efforts to protect student borrowers. Source: Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Says Trump Administration 'Turned Its Back' On Borrowers : NPR "You have used the bureau to serve the wishes of the most powerful financial companies… Continue reading Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Says Trump Administration ‘Turned Its Back’ On Borrowers : NPR

Education

Mesa educates students online at 1/8th the cost of Primavera charter

Mesa Public Schools, an online education pioneer, runs its program at a fraction of the cost of Primavera, the biggest online charter in Arizona. Source: Mesa educates students online at 1/8th the cost of Primavera charter “One reason for the big disparity in total cost between Primavera and Mesa: Mesa doesn't divert state education funds… Continue reading Mesa educates students online at 1/8th the cost of Primavera charter

Education

Arizona has highest ratio of students to school counselors in U.S.

Arizona's student to school counselor ratio is the highest in the U.S., according to most recent data. There is one counselor for every 903 students. Source: Arizona has highest ratio of students to school counselors in U.S. "Arizona's student to school counselor ratio is the highest in the U.S., according to most recent data. There… Continue reading Arizona has highest ratio of students to school counselors in U.S.

Economy

Lynn Stuart Parramore: Bankruptcy is increasingly a rite of passage for America’s seniors. It doesn’t have to be this way.

The wealthiest country in the world should be able to keep older people living in security and dignity. We just have to choose to do it. Source: Lynn Stuart Parramore: Bankruptcy is increasingly a rite of passage for America's seniors. It doesn't have to be this way. "The wealthiest country in the world should be… Continue reading Lynn Stuart Parramore: Bankruptcy is increasingly a rite of passage for America’s seniors. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Economy, OutlawDirtyMoney

APS gets even richer off you (thanks, Arizona Corporation Commission)

A rate increase that was supposed to generate $95 million a year in profits for APS has raked in $128 million in just 10 months. Source: APS gets even richer off you (thanks, Arizona Corporation Commission) The level of corporate influence and corruption in our state has become staggering! Working class Arizonans and their hard… Continue reading APS gets even richer off you (thanks, Arizona Corporation Commission)

Environment

Drought brings big worries for farmers across northern Europe

"I have never seen this type of hot and dry weather, and I’ve been farming over 30 years," one farmer in Finland said. Source: Drought brings big worries for farmers across northern Europe Climate change is a real crisis, not just in Arizona and the US, but around the world. Our food supply and economy… Continue reading Drought brings big worries for farmers across northern Europe

Education

As education takes center stage in Arizona election, study ranks state near bottom | Local news | tucson.com

Arizona schools are near the bottom of the barrel nationally when academics, class size and even student bullying are considered, study finds. Source: As education takes center stage in Arizona election, study ranks state near bottom | Local news | tucson.com “Arizona schools are near the bottom of the barrel nationally when academics, class size… Continue reading As education takes center stage in Arizona election, study ranks state near bottom | Local news | tucson.com