Bathroom Politics: Preserving the Sanctity of the ‘Ladies’ Room’
In the 1950s the Ladies’ Room was a place of refuge, a wall-papered lounge with a couch, polished mirrors, fresh flowers, and often an attendant armed with fresh towels, perfume, … Continue reading
Why Is John Pedicone Going to Korea?
With his six-figure contract up for renewal soon, why is controversial Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) Superintendent John Pedicone missing the June 12 TUSD Board meeting? He has better things to … Continue reading
UNIDOS Day of Action: Misinformation or Pure Propaganda?
Regardless of the cause, spreading misinformation to pump up emotions is not right. OK, call me a Pollyanna in a fact-free universe, but I still believe in telling the truth. … Continue reading
Are bloggers really journalists?
This week, a shockwave rippled through Tucson’s blogosphere when TucsonCitizen.com Editor Mark Evans pulled the Three Sonorans blog from the citizen journalism website. I’m not going to offer a lengthy rehash … Continue reading
UPDATED: Should TUSD fight for Mexican American Studies, let it die or rebuild it?
Tucson is a community in turmoil. It has been tied in knots for more than a year over the issue of how best to educate its children in a world … Continue reading
On disciplinegate: Did the Arizona Daily Star get it right?
In an editorial this past Saturday, the Arizona Daily Star took aim at Mexican American Studies (MAS) Program Director Sean Arce for canceling the annual Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) … Continue reading
How to reform education: The answer song
This week thousands of Arizona high school seniors will don caps and gowns and receive their high school diplomas, while others who successfully completed 12 years of schooling but failed … Continue reading