*As a former teacher, I know that public education is NOT just an abstract political issue. Arizona is ranked 46th in the United States for its K-12 education system, according to Education Weekly. Public education MUST become a priority in Arizona!
*In the past 3 years, Arizona's budgets have withheld hundreds of millions of dollars from public education. School districts must struggle with reduced funding while the state requires more from them. We must adequately fund public education. It is imperative for our future and our economy!
*I support public education and a system that attracts and retains high quality teachers.