Pat Randall

Pat Randall 1 day, 6 hours ago on More PUSD wasted money

Mr. Sandoval, Since hand held calculators are required in the first grade here in some teachers classes, how do the kids learn anything except how to run a machine. Do they know if the answers are right? They may get hold of a machine that malfunctions. Then what? I had a little calculator to check my check book with and it gave wrong answers. I was a total wreck until I discovered it was the machine and not me.

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Pat Randall 1 day, 6 hours ago on 261 The Question Is.... Merger of Design & Planning Boards.

As long as the building is built to safety standards, who cares what kind of windows, doors, or color of paint they use. Everyone has their own taste in what looks good. So if you have 3 people on a board they can hold something up for months as they have done here before.

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Pat Randall 1 day, 6 hours ago on 245 The Question Is.... Hope for Alzheimer's?

How does anyone know what a mouse thinks, knows, forgets or remembers? Maybe the people doing the test have a problem?

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Pat Randall 1 day, 12 hours ago on Future of education

Mr. Slater, How much time did you put in helping your children in school if you have any? Did you ever go to school board meetings? Or did you just sit back and expect everyone else to help your kids learn? Parents have a responsibility in helping their kids. Mine could all write their names, knew the alphabet and count to a hundred before they started the first grade. No they did not go to pre school or kindergarten. All graduated from H.S.
One went to nursing school and became an R.N one was a licensed EMT, and one a paramedic and hazardous material teacher on the Mesa Fire dept. One had a construction license while working for the fire dept. and also Real Estate license. All three knew how to design and build boat and utility trailers in a trailer manufacturing business we owned. Two graduated from high school in Mesa and one from Gilbert. Not to bad for spending 12 years in Arizona School system.

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Pat Randall 1 day, 12 hours ago on Payson library failing public

Donna Steckel, Why should the library furnish income tax forms to the public? Aren't they a place to get books to read? The person that does my income tax gets them off the computer. Try the Post Office. Or go to an office supply business. Where have you been getting your forms for the last 20 yrs?

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Pat Randall 1 day, 12 hours ago on Wild chase

Why was this man not in prison long ago? Is this the kind of person that should be running loose? What if he had had a gun, would we have a dead law enforcement officer? When judges turn people like this out on probation they should have to have them live with them.

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Pat Randall 1 day, 12 hours ago on School bus totaled in crash

This sounds like a scam. If the other driver was at fault his insurance should replace the bus. Not the Payson School District. This is another reason for students not going to sports events.

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Pat Randall 1 day, 14 hours ago on More PUSD wasted money

Why are kids even allowed calculators in school? Is this why my granddaughter graduated from Payson high school and can't multiply by anything but 1 and 9? If she could do that she didn't have to learn any more multiplication.
Take all mechanical things away from the students, except typewriters.

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Pat Randall 4 days, 12 hours ago on 190 The Question Is.... Are prisons effective?

A slap on the hand for a first crime does no good. Make the first offense a real hard knock on the head by locking them up like you said. I watched kids at the Payson court waiting to see the probation officer and they are all laughing and joking usually with a cigarette in their hand. They are waiting to get off probation and go on to bigger things.

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