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    Dick Foreman
    Thursday, December 21, 2017
    The forecasts for our public schools have been cloudy lately. That’s not much of a forecast. That’s more like sticking your head out the window, getting all wet, and declaring to everyone inside that, “Yup, it’s gonna rain today.” Read more
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    Dick Foreman
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    I don’t know about you, but I always find comfort in the wisdom of great minds, especially our Country’s Founding Fathers. Even if you don’t agree, we should consider the sources and their inspirations, rather than simply casting adrift what we do not agree with and just being done with it. To celebrate this Thanksgiving season, I have TEN REASONS to thank our public school system, inspired by the wisdom and words of some of history’s greatest minds. Read more
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    Dick Foreman
    Monday, October 30, 2017
    Here are ten quick facts that, well, could scare the friendliest Arizona ghost. Read more
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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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