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    Dick Foreman
    Sunday, August 27, 2017
    Ochoa was a Tucson merchant who, during the Civil War, refused to shift his loyalties from the United States Government to the Confederacy in deference to the demands of the commander of the marauding army from the south. When he told them “no,” they confiscated all his worldly goods (which was a lot as he was one of the most successful merchants in Tucson at the time) and ordered him out of the Territory. Forcibly put outside the protective Tucson presidio, he vowed to return to drive the Confederates from Arizona. And he did! Ochoa made his way through hostile Indian lands to fetch a Union battalion at the Rio Grande that returned with him, successfully restoring Arizona to the Union. He was a bonafide war hero and American patriot. And this curious fact remains true to this day; in 1875, he was elected Tucson’s first and last Mexican American Mayor. Read more
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    Dick Foreman
    Monday, February 20, 2017
    Arizona Legislative leaders are making a strong push to adopt unlimited Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs), a means to get state tax money to fund private schools. Mathew Ladner of The Goldwater Institute made the case for unlimited ESAs in his 2012 study, “The way of the future: Education savings accounts for every American family.” The premise is that parents are seemingly pitted against the faceless bureaucrats of the public education system who have little regard for individual students. Conversely, Arizona State University’s Dr. David Garcia made an alternative case in The Teachers College Record in his December 7, 2012 article: Protecting the Choice to Stay: “Education Savings Accounts” and Legislative Priorities. What does this all mean? Read more
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    Dick Foreman
    Thursday, November 3, 2016
    Stormy forecasts on the election front have likely worn just about every voter out. But when it’s over, it’s over and we all must move on…and we will. That is an American legacy that must never be tarnished and gives us great hope and confidence for a fresh perspective on November 9th and beyond. And no issue will face greater challenges than what we will do next in our public education system... Read more
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