LAWMAKERS OK VOUCHERS; TAKE FROM THE POOR, GIVE TO THE RICH // LEGISLADORES PASAN “VOUCHERS”; LE QUITAN A LOS POBRES PARA DARLE A LOS RICOS

by Cesar Aguirre State lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that makes all of Arizona’s 1.1 million students eligible for vouchers, which divert tax dollars out of public schools and into private and parochial schools. Vouchers were originally passed in 2011 to provide parents who have children with special needs an alternative to public schools. SinceContinue reading “LAWMAKERS OK VOUCHERS; TAKE FROM THE POOR, GIVE TO THE RICH // LEGISLADORES PASAN “VOUCHERS”; LE QUITAN A LOS POBRES PARA DARLE A LOS RICOS”

LET’S BE CLEAR THAT “ANTI-ABORTION” IS NOT REALLY “PRO-LIFE” // SEAMOS CLAROS QUE “ANTI-ABORTO” NO ES REALMENTE IGUAL QUE “PRO- VIDA”

This is a letter to the editor on the most recent National Catholic Reporter, one of my favorite sources of news. -Brian Flagg Protest Coverage It was disheartening to see how NCR covered recent national protests in the Feb. 10-23 edition. The front-page article, “Catholics find their voice as Trump debuts,” showed a small group of “pro-life”Continue reading “LET’S BE CLEAR THAT “ANTI-ABORTION” IS NOT REALLY “PRO-LIFE” // SEAMOS CLAROS QUE “ANTI-ABORTO” NO ES REALMENTE IGUAL QUE “PRO- VIDA””

TO HELL WITH AMERICANS WHO LOVE TRUMP… TRANSIT IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT! // AL DIABLO CON LOS AMERICANOS QUE QUIEREN A TRUMP….¡EL TRANSITO ES UN DERECHO HUMANO!

by Brian Flagg That’s the basic idea of a very good editorial in American Magazine, Jan. 2, 2017. Check it out! It featured powerful quotes from Pope Francis and noted planner and transit expert Jarret Walker, who visited Tucson last year and spent an evening in the park sharing his expertise with members of theContinue reading “TO HELL WITH AMERICANS WHO LOVE TRUMP… TRANSIT IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT! // AL DIABLO CON LOS AMERICANOS QUE QUIEREN A TRUMP….¡EL TRANSITO ES UN DERECHO HUMANO!”

MORE FALLOUT FROM THE SANCHEZ DISASTER // MAS CONCECUENCIAS DEL DESASTRE DE LA SALIDA DE SANCHEZ

Much to my surprise I received an email this morning from the moderator of TUSD’s School Community Partnership Council (SCPC) announcing her resignation. SCPC is a collective group of site council representatives from schools across the district. Over the past four years I have been part of this council and have seen a huge shiftContinue reading “MORE FALLOUT FROM THE SANCHEZ DISASTER // MAS CONCECUENCIAS DEL DESASTRE DE LA SALIDA DE SANCHEZ”

This is Sanctuary in Action. This is People Power. // ¿Que es el significado de la frase “Sanctuary City”?

“Sanctuary makes a ring of fire around our people.” – Marisa Franco and Not1More Deportation As I write this requested response to the question, “What does being a Sanctuary City mean anyway?” I am watching friends and compañer@s who have locked down to keep an ICE van from deporting loved ones from Phoenix to Mexico.Continue reading “This is Sanctuary in Action. This is People Power. // ¿Que es el significado de la frase “Sanctuary City”?”

CUARESMA 2017- AYER FUE MIERCOLES DE CENIZA // LENT 2017- ASH WEDNESDAY

por Brian Flagg ARREPIÉNTETE Y CREE EN EL EVANGELIO es el titulo del comentario de ayer en mi misal ‘Pan de la Palabra’. Dice: Hoy es el primer día del tiempo de Cuaresma: tiempo fuerte y de revisión profunda para nuestra vida personal y comunitaria, para avanzar en el camino de nuestra conversión. Pero eso elContinue reading “CUARESMA 2017- AYER FUE MIERCOLES DE CENIZA // LENT 2017- ASH WEDNESDAY”

THE DEMISE OF H.T. SANCHEZ: KILLING HOPE FOR LATINO CHILDREN IN TUSD // EL FIN DEL SERVICIO DE H.T. SANCHEZ: DESTRUCCION DE LA ESPERANZA DE LOS NIÑOS LATINOS EN TUSD

by Cesar Aguirre Yesterday my 10 year old daughter Jasmine asked me to sign her permission slip to go on a field trip with her class to see the movie Hidden Figures, a true story of 3 black women who where instrumental in the development of NASA’s space program during the space race. I like toContinue reading “THE DEMISE OF H.T. SANCHEZ: KILLING HOPE FOR LATINO CHILDREN IN TUSD // EL FIN DEL SERVICIO DE H.T. SANCHEZ: DESTRUCCION DE LA ESPERANZA DE LOS NIÑOS LATINOS EN TUSD”

ONE MAN’S VIEW OF CASA MARIA // UNA VISTA DE UN HOMBRE SOBRE CASA MARIA

This comes from our long-time friends and supporters, John and Julie Indermark. After a recent morning at Casa Maria, my back had a serious talk with me, an aging baby-boomer who’d prefer to live in denial of both. Lifting boxes was no longer in the cards, Back said – you’ll have to find something elseContinue reading “ONE MAN’S VIEW OF CASA MARIA // UNA VISTA DE UN HOMBRE SOBRE CASA MARIA”

If you’re interested in the dysfunction promoted by the current TUSD board majority…

If you’re interested in the dysfunction promoted by the current TUSD board majority and how they’ve botched the potential firing of Superintendent H.T. Sanchez check out these articles in the Tucson Sentinal: TUSD board delays vote on Sup’t Sanchez’s job — again Stop the insanity: TUSD eschews the easy for the scandalous in Sanchez battle A todaContinue reading “If you’re interested in the dysfunction promoted by the current TUSD board majority…”

THE PEOPLE SUPPORT H.T. SANCHEZ! // ¡EL PUEBLO APOYA AL H.T. SANCHEZ!

by Cesar Aguirre For the second time in the last week the Tucson Unified School District board has discussed whether or not they should fire Superintendent H.T. Sanchez. By watching the TV news and reading the Daily Star one could not tell that there was overwhelming support for H.T. Sanchez at last night’s board meeting.Continue reading “THE PEOPLE SUPPORT H.T. SANCHEZ! // ¡EL PUEBLO APOYA AL H.T. SANCHEZ!”