Why I am running for Superintendent of Public Instruction
Quite simply, to stop the Common Core Standards in Arizona and return control over your children’s education to you through your locally elected school boards.
Common Core is to education what ObamaCare is to healthcare – top down, one size fits all federal government control.
When it became apparent that our current superintendent, incumbent John Huppenthal not only supports but actively promotes Obama’s invasion of our children’s education I decided to run. (Read his letter to Gov. Brewer supporting Common Core under the "Common Core AZ" tab).
COMMON CORE MUST BE STOPPED!
Current picture of education in Arizona
Over the past 30 years we have “reformed” education time and again – America 2000 (G H Bush); Goals 2000 & School to Work (Clinton); No Child Left Behind (G W Bush) and now Common Core (Obama) – at great expense to the American taxpayers while decimating the quality of our children’s education. I don’t have to tell you that our system remains broken; our children uneducated or under-educated and ill prepared for success in their adult lives.
These systemic problems will only get worse under Common Core. Our schools are under the control of the same Washington bureaucrats who have marginalized academic content – stressing culture over content, social engineering over student achievement and conspiring to rewrite the story of American pre-eminence in the world. Our education system was the envy of the world for over 200 years prior to the involvement of progressive educators and the federal government.
My vision for Arizona:
My goal is and always will be to do everything in my power to ensure that all our children receive a content-rich education. Students should graduate with the knowledge and skills they need to participate in our rapidly changing world and to pursue happiness as they define it for themselves - not as the government assigns it to them. They will be prepared to participate in our system of self-governance as well-educated American citizens.
When elected with your help, I will:
Use every power of the office and all my energies to ensure the AZ Dept & our State Board of Education protect and defend our 10th Amendment right to direct and control the education of our children.
Work with our Republican legislators to protect our children, and their families, from the unconstitutional invasion of their privacy through massive federally mandated data collection.
I need your help: I need your efforts to collect petition signatures, $5 contributions and seed money! Most of all I need your vote on August 26th!
Thank you and God bless!