Lawmakers have all kinds of bright ideas about education reform — civics tests, charter schools, private school scholarships, the AIMS test (oops, no wait the AZMerit test), low sugar school lunches, mandating lower administrative costs, new math, old math, school grades, suspending school grades.
We’ve lost one of the people who had created the beloved community here in Rim Country.
Three strikes — you’re out.
On Saturday at 11, the long-suffering backers of the Payson university campus will celebrate a signal victory.
The man who deserved the award didn’t get his name on the plaque.
Two guys are sitting in a bar near closing time.
So, turns out regulations work.
The band trumpets and thrums.
Maybe you think we’re safe.
I get it.
Here’s the deal: You can’t have a crappy educational system and a healthy economy. You can’t convince corporations offering good, high-paying jobs to move to a state where their executives don’t want to send their kids to local schools. You can’t improve productivity without an educated workforce.
Payson schools are getting a sobering dose of tough love.
Sometimes, corruption’s perfectly legal.
Payson has some great teachers.
Easy enough to get discouraged.