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Arizona Elections Results: Propositions, U.S. Senator, Maricopa County Sheriff and More

By November 7, 2012

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Here are the unofficial results for the 2012 Arizona ballot proposals, as well as the specific offices that I covered for voters in Maricopa County. Technically, the results will not be official until the early and provisional ballots are counted. The only proposition that is very close is Prop 118 (funding from state trust lands). The Central Arizona Water District Board winners are also close.
Want to see more Arizona election results, including local elections, judges, school districts and national elections? The best site that I have found for Arizona election results, prior to the offical Arizona Secretary of State results are posted, is at azcentral.com.
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November 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm
(1) Bill says:

Glad to see 204 go down to defeat. We have thrown enough money into the education well with no improvement in results. It is about time the educational establishment started adopting some effficiencies instead of going to the public trough. They could advocate combining districts or functions and reduce costs. But that would mean some people no longer being employed even though it is for the public good so they will never support that. They could embrace DI (direct instruction) where the teacher reads to the class and the class follows along and responds. Studies have shown this to be the most effective means of learning but the union thinks this marginalizes the teachers so they oppose it and the school administrators are too timid to oppose them. Defeating 204 was a victory for good governance.

November 8, 2012 at 8:16 pm
(2) Dee Cavazso says:

Why is it that every election there is some attempt to provide more funds for education? I thought that when the ‘lotto’ was initually being considered we were told that it was to fund education and that it would provide all the funds ever needed for our education system… Well, where in God’s creation is all that money being raised by the lotto. We initially had just the Powerball, now we have the MegaMillions and a lot of money is being raised… SHOW US THE MONEY and explain to us how it is being spent.

November 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm
(3) Marisa says:

Bill, your comment shows what a POS you are. The teacher “reading” and the students “responding” has been an over-the-hill method for YEARS and YEARS – because it DOES NOT WORK. Your post is just plain ignorant.

November 10, 2012 at 2:06 pm
(4) Mark says:

Raise, Raise, Raise, Raise, Raise…..that’s all we ever see from teachers every election. The rest of the working world has been getting cut. And we, in the rest of the working world, are advised by our employers that your salary is what it is, and you are expected to do your job to the best of your ability and properly. What job in the world besides teaching has ‘TENURE” …being anointed and basically untouchable. Close to 3 months a year basically off. Teachers, do your job and teach or get fired that the rest of us the real world.

November 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm
(5) Mark says:

Raise, Raise, Raise, Raise, Raise…..that’s all we ever see from teachers every election. The rest of the working world has been getting cut. And we, in the rest of the working world, are advised by our employers that your salary is what it is, and you are expected to do your job to the best of your ability and properly. What job in the world besides teaching has ‘TENURE” …being anointed and basically untouchable. Close to 3 months a year basically off. Teachers, do your job and teach or get fired like the rest of us in the real world.

November 19, 2012 at 1:14 am
(6) Gil says:

Talk about a “SCAM”, work 9 months a year, demand raises, three months off, need to have “planning days” during the school year, paid winter and spring breaks, and then complain how OVERWORKED they are. They complain if their classes are over 30 – 35 students. They NEED Teacher Aides….boo hoo!

SOLUTIONS:

1. Work in the real world FIRST before becoming a teacher. It’s amazing what REAL WORLD experience can do versus nothing but looking at pretty theories on a white board.

2. Learn about being held accountable for the end results. If you’re teaching, and your students aren”t “getting it”, ther’s a good chance that you’re not presenting the material very well.

November 27, 2012 at 2:03 am
(7) Mr. Joseph Cooley says:

Obviously, Arizona is far below average in educated opinions and comments regarding the “real-world” of “working stiffs” vs. teaching professionals.
Besides the dated and unrealistic views of working conditions and wages of said educators, which use the funds for students and have suffered the increased demands, expenses, slights and utter lack of appreciation from bitter citizens looking to blame game the economic woes all are suffering.
Clearly, and sadly, demonizes a sector of America which is akin to “eating their young” to avoid sacrificing an inch off our ever widening American rear ends, which so many seem to speak from, as I am entitled to do also.
I volunteered to defend that right, so I will exercise it also.
Thank you, my fellow citizens, for exposing your opinions and not hiding behind rocks to do so.
Good- Day
Joseph Cooley

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