On the Issues
Arizona is home to 1.1 million students and ranked at or near the bottom for teacher pay, student teacher ratio, per-pupil funding, student to counselor ratio, and many more. We also rank one of the highest in number of charter schools. In the past 10 years our elected officials have passed bills that siphon money from public schools in the form of tax cuts and vouchers. If elected, I intend to increase funding back to pre-recession levels. This increased funding will allow schools to improve their facilities and reduce class sizes, thereby creating a more effective learning environment.
As a teacher and a mother, school safety is a priority. In an age were active shooter drills are the norm and we are not surprised when yet another school is the victim of such horrors, I pledge to work across the aisle to create a multi-strategy, bi-partisan approach to ensuring our students’ and teachers’ safety while at school. No one should be afraid to go to school.
As a board member at a financial institution I understand the correlation between a well funded public school system and well educated workforce. I believe investing in our schools will bring large corporations to the Phoenix area, there by strengthening our economy.
Public Education Advocate