Wednesday, April 09, 2014

House Democrats protecting public schools

Public education in our state is in jeopardy, and Arizona House Democrats are working to stop tax dollars from being syphoned out of the public school system.

Rep. Mach on protecting public schools

Extremists at the Capitol are pushing legislation that could pull millions of dollars out of our public schools through the use of student tuition organizations and a private school voucher program called Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, which were developed by the Goldwater Institute and supported by the Center for Arizona Policy. ESAs do little more than continue the attack on public schools that extremists at the Capitol have waged for years. 

Rep. Quezada on protecting public schools

Since 2009, Republicans have cut about $3 billion from education. We can’t afford to continue to starve Arizona schools. Our state is working its way back from an economic crisis. We should be investing in a foundation that will protect our future. But the Republicans here have other priorities – like trying to get almost a million extra dollars for private prisons in our state.

If we want our kids to be ready for college and to compete in a global economy, we have to make sure they are prepared. That means funding our public schools and investing in the Common Core so all kids have the skills necessary to compete for 21st century jobs. It also means making sure our teachers have the resources they need to do their jobs.

Please join us in helping to stop these attacks on public education. 

Rep. Alston on protecting public schools

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