Gilbert's school board wants your kids to learn by a political agenda, rather than science. This is brought about again by their decision to edit an advanced biology textbook. Here are the old pages, at ArizonaHonorsBiology.com.
The one thing Gilbert might have had going for it was the school system. Granted, that's comparing it to the rest of AZ, which ranks right near Mississippi. But we gotta give them that -- the Gilbert Schools once were the talk of the state.
Now, a few ideologues on the Gilbert School Board are letting stubborn adherence to a political platform get in the way of educating Gilbert students.
Read more at EastValleyTribune.
Voted alongside Laredo, Texas (trust me, I've been there -- scary) as one of the worst places to 'staycation,' Gilbert once again proves to be a societal dead zone. A noted "lack of recreational activities," Gilbert is so boring, even its own residents want to get out of here!
In a state that boasts some of the worlds greatest golf courses and resorts, this is a big embarrassment for Gilbert.
Link: AZCentral, "Gilbert Ranked Among the Worst Staycation Spots"
You hear it all the time from Gilbert parents: the cops harass teens. Just do a search on Twitter and see what you get! (And I'm not allowed to tell you my personal story -- wait 'til I can do that!)
The Phoenix area is quickly becoming a tech startup leader, but Gilbert is falling behind. Even when Google announced that it is bringing Google Fiber to the valley, it left Gilbert off the list of potential cities.
You see, when a modern company looks for a city to expand into, they want a place that has the three pillars of a great place to live: sports, libraries, and culture. Gilbert has none: no colleges/universities, poor libraries, and no sports (okay, the youth sports is okay, but for entertainment purposes there's nothing here -- no spring training, no minor leagues, nothing). There's also no art. Any company moving here would be quickly questioned by its employees.
Two ideologues tried to push for a local business man rather than an educator to run our school system. This may seem like an okay idea on the surface, but it's just another example of the local, extreme politicians pushing their 'entitled' candidate over more qualified individuals.
The result is we ended up settling for a woman who's proven to be mediocre in her past work (and was not offered an extension where she was). Gilbert deserves better, but the ideologues are just too stubborn to allow it.
Read about it here.
That's right, you'd be living with the dreaded Bark Scorpion if you moved to Gilbert. When we moved here, we saw one every now and then, so we hired a bug killer to come eradicate the suckers. They were honest with us: you can't exterminate scorpions. Your only option is to get rid of their food and do your own dirty work by killing them in your backyard.
You'll need to get a black light and something to smash the suckers with, go out at night and kill scorpions yourself.
If you move to Gilbert, be ready to find these in your bedroom, your kitchen, on the ceilings, in your kids' rooms -- all over your house.
In Gilbert's "leadership" groups, the Council and School Board, you have to deal with ideologues. The are people unwilling to compromise or learning from anyone who doesn't share his/her political views.
Case in point, a couple of these people almost blew Apple out of Arizona waters. The kicker is the Apple plant is going up in Mesa, not Gilbert. But because the school district boundaries overlap, this group had a vote, and almost killed it.
Learn more at AZCentral.
Or how about this Councilman, supposedly pro business, who once declared he'd vote against all liquor licenses. AZCentral.
Best way to boost your home value and keep your children from breathing toxins? How about a nice, big power generating plant right in the middle of a residential zone (can ya see it there, almost right in the middle -- and see all those houses!). Check out that picture. SRP, with help from Gilbert's Town Council, constructed this generation plant smack dab in the middle of thousands of homes. Check out this lovely photo I took while pumping some 'pane: