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Catalina Foothills set to ask voters to re-up budget override

Catalina Foothills-area voters are likely going to be in a position to decide whether to continue a 13 percent increase in school funding above the state expenditure limit. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Reaction to teachers' daring walkout will show how '4Ed' this red state is

Just how "#ForEd" is this red state? We're about to find out. A backlash against starving school budgets is to be expected. What Arizona teachers are asking for is a decisive win: here, now and all at once. That's always a lot to ask in politics.... Read more»

Superintendents: State budget cuts threaten technical, trade education

Superintendents from Pima County's school districts and local business leaders urged voters Thursday to tell state legislators that proposed budget cuts would "eviscerate" technical training programs. ... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Kirkpatrick on business backing for immigration reform

Interviews with U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer, Tucson Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce President Lea Marquez Peterson, Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker, and Washington D.C. commentator Jimmy Zuma.... Read more»

John C. Scott

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

Guest host Jimmy Zuma, Democratic commentator Paul Eckerstrom, Councilman Steve Kozachik, Mary Cathrine Ricker of the American Teachers Federation, and Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Pima County bond survey deadline extended

Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker; President of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber Lea Marquez Peterson; Nicole Fyffe, assistant to Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry; Pima Animal Care Committee Chairman Jack Nueman, Republican representative on the Pima County Election Integrity Commission Benny White.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Kromko on failed red-light petitions

Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker, Director of the Supportive Services to Veteran Families Program at the American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter Mary Laughbaum, President and CEO Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Glenn Hamer, TUSD Boardmmber Mark Stegeman, petition organizer John Kromko, developer Richard Studwell... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Vail wants to convert 3 more schools to charters

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Also, activist John Kromko gave an update on his crusade to ban red-light cameras in the city of Tucson. Plus, Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Formula One in Southern Arizona?

Interviews with Ward 4 Councilwoman Shirley Scott, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fathers Day Council Lee Shaw, Director of the Steele Children's Research Center Dr. Fayez Ghishan, Tucson Weekly writer Jim Nintzel, Tucsoncitizen.com administrator Mark B. Evans, and Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: JTED's track record; legislative update

Interviews with developer Richard Studwell, our City Hall commentator; Democratic state Rep. Andrea Dalessandro (LD2); Inside Tucson Business columnist and former City Councilwoman Carol West; plus Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker and JTED Governing Board Member Bob Schlanger.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why Vail is Az's best school district

An interview with state Rep. Bruce Wheeler, a Democrat from Tucson's LD 10. Also, Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report, and Dr. Calvin Baker, superintendent of the Vail School District. Plus, the bi-monthly arts report with Margaret Regan, arts editor for the Tucson Weekly.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: SAT reading scores lowest in 40 years

Interviews with Mike Humphrey of the Pima County Retirees Association and retiree Linda Trozzi, plus financial advisor Shelly Fishman and Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker.... Read more»2