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Arizona politics responsible for school underfunding

The Precedent takes an in-depth look into how Arizona and CUSD funds its schools.

Staff Reporter, Ethan Thai

November 15, 2016

School in Arizona funding is pitiful. According to a 2016 release by the  U.S. Census Bureau Public Education Finances, the state ranked 48th in the nation for its budget - 96.2 percent of Arizona students are funded under the national average. With education underfunding becoming well-known around the...

Politics in the Classroom

October 26, 2016

Election season is reaching its climax, and with it emerges the slew of clashing political opinion- often among an apathetic majority. The mixture of differing views is usually approached with caution in the classroom, at the fear of imposing opinion as fact or unforeseen offense. But is voicing an...

Prop 123: More Money More Problems?

Nathan Tucker, News Editor

April 22, 2016

Arizona schools are stuck in an unenviable position. Out of 50 states, Arizona placed 48th in amount of money spent for each student: every Arizonan child in K-12 education equaled $7,208 spent, according to a 2013 report from the US Census Bureau (for reference, the national average that year was $10,7...

Voting trends in the new age: does political individuality exist?

Voting trends in the new age: does political individuality exist?

Karson Hentges, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2016

It’s 2016, and as the United States faces the upcoming election of a new president, every vote counts, even before the actual election period begins. What that means for the front running candidates is this: they need to do everything possible to appeal to their voters. Bernie Sanders, one of the two...

Watergate ATPM

November 17, 2015

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, two young members of the Washington Post’s staff around 1972, unveiled the story of the Watergate Scandal after intense investigation and research of the sensitive topic. The two reporters discovered that a team of burglars had been arrested in the offices of the...

Democratic debates stay on track

Mug shot of News Editor Nathan Tucker.

Nathan Tucker, A&E Editor

November 9, 2015

It is an understatement to say the Democratic debate was better than the three fiascoes the Republicans have broadcasted in as many months. It falls into the category of gross understatement, the “only a flesh wound” kind of understatement, utterly ignoring what a low bar the GOP candidates have...

Smith Discord: Stereotypes in Politics

Home care providers and consumers meet in Los Angeles with former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. (Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Lucas Smith, Staff Writer

August 25, 2015

Stereotyping has negative connotations connected with it. It becomes a problem when society gets locked in to stereotyping that an individual cannot be separated from the group. When they do not give someone a chance because of a negative impression, then it becomes a problem. Political stereotyping works the same way ...

Douglas’ “We Are Listening” tour addresses concerns in public education

State superintendent of public instruction Diane Douglas (left) listens to parents, teachers and community leaders speak at the

Erik Yates, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2015

In the Chandler Public Library on May 9, newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas sat and listened to dozens of concerned individuals share their opinions on the state of education in Arizona. With Douglas sat with Arizona Representative J. D. Mesnard, Doctor Cecilia Johnson,...

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