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John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Excellence in education begins at local level

On Wednesday's edition:

The show featured guest host Jimmy Zuma, the John C. Scott Show's Washington commentator.

Our first guest was Democratic commentator Paul Eckerstrom, who gave his take on U.S. foreign policy and possible action against Syria. He also commented on proposed gun legislation.

16 min: Up next was David Waldman, a contributing editor to The Daily Kos, who follows dozens of gun accidents that occur in the United States every day. He talked about the inability of a significant percentage of gun owners to keep their firearms safe and those around them safe. There are approximately 15,000 gun accidents in America every year, he said.

32 min: We were joined by Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik, who talked up his town hall Thursday night, which will feature new PCC Chancellor Lee Lambert and new TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez. The event will be at the Ward 6 council office. Kozachik also talked about support for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the Air National Guard Training unit at Tucson International Airport. He also talked about downtown development and the arrival of Tucson's first modern streetcar.

51 min: We interviewed the vice president of the American Teachers Federation, Mary Cathrine Ricker. Our focus today in the 4 o'clock hour was education. Ricker talked about how important education is to the success of growing cities, and about what can be done at a local level to raise the quality of education.

85 min: We finished the show with Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker, who talked about how his district actively shares their formula for success and excellence in education and borrows from other highly performing school districts. Baker also talked about the growing role of charter schools in education.

The John C. Scott Show airs Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. on KVOI 1030 AM. The opinions expressed on the John C. Scott Show are those of the host and guests. TucsonSentinel.com posts show archives as a public service, because of the number of local newsmakers interviewed on the program.

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