When I first started working at Pima Community College I was supposedly entering into an era of fear. The former chancellor was still in charge and as a blogger everyone warned me to be careful.
Anyone still think the City and County can’t get along?
Not only has the Chuckster hired former COT and COST executive Benny Young without due process, he has now hired the new City Manager’s daughter for a top position in the Pima County Development Services Department.
By most accounts, the riots were motivated by prisoner frustration with MTC’s management and the actions of its guards. There were no altercations among prisoners.
PHOENIX—The American Friends Service Committee of Arizona, a non-profit criminal justice reform organization, has released an assessment of the July 2015 riots in the Arizona State Prison Complex in Kingman, Arizona. The prison, managed by for-profit corporation Management and Training Corporation, was rocked by a series of disturbances beginning July 1st, that caused such significant damage to the facility that over 1,000 prisoners had to be relocated.
There was a successful strike in Southern Arizona a fortnight ago that very few, in any, people know about.
The strike was at a dirty, despicable and major undocumented migrant-exploiting dairy farm in Marana, on the northwest side of Tucson, known as Taylor’s Holsteins. The owners make the mostly, if not all, undocumented migrant workforce work 13 hours a day for 6 days a week in this hot Arizona heat. In addition to the scorching 110+ degree heat, the workers have to work amongst flies and piles of cow dung. There are more horrible things that go on which we will describe after the strike issue.
Below there is a link to the article in which HT Sanchez, TUSD Superintendent provided quotes which were saturated with misinformation. I recently wrote a response to the article in the form of a guest opinion [below] which I submitted to the Arizona Daily Star. It was rejected because, as I was informed, too much of the opinion pointed to the Superintendent, which bewilders me. When the head of an institution provides information which is incorrect and the information is foundational to a policy and program recommendation he is making- certainly the errors should be pointed out. I believe that the public should be informed about Dr. Sanchez’ errors. I am hopeful that your publication will print the opinion.