It’s no news to anyone that the Arizona education system is a mess. Believe it or not, we can fix what ails our schools in a straightforward and uncomplicated way.
Here’s how:

REALLY IMPORTANT INSIDE INFORMATION:


This country’s Founders, who wrote and adopted our US Constitution, believed that the survival of American freedom and American democracy would depend on how successful We the People were and are in producing educated Americans.

And yet, the Founding Fathers chose to not put the word “education” into the US Constitution, the supreme law of our land!

Instead, our Founders gave to each and every State government the responsibility for educating good citizens: people who would participate in governing themselves, understand American freedom and keep our democracy going.

Every territory that wanted to become a state had to write a state constitution that created a statewide system of free public education. If any draft of a state constitution did not do that, the territory’s bid to become a state was rejected.

So every single state in the United States of America has free public education law as part of it’s state constitution. In Arizona, the courts have decided that this free public education must be “uniform” and “adequate”.

What all this means is that every school-age child in Arizona
has a STATE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to a free, uniform and adequate public education.

YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR CHILD’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT!

TWO WAYS:

FIRST If you agree that the state government is interfering with your kids’ constitutional right to a free, adequate public education, we can fix that as a community by suing the state in federal court and convincing the federal government that it should force the state to change what it’s doing.

Unfortunately, fixing this sort of problem – an issue having to do with a constitutional right – can be a very long and expensive process.

SECOND There are many state laws about education: laws that spell out how much money will go to education, where that money will come from and where it will go, how the schools will operate, what will be taught, who will teach, etc.
All of these state laws are made and enforced by the people that WE ELECT to represent us in our state government: the Governor (Doug Ducey), our state representatives our state senators, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (Diane Douglas).

Fixing problems that happen because of these state laws is a much cheaper for us taxpayers and takes up less time than having court battles over Constitutional questions.

THE CHEAP, FAST FIX – HERE’S HOW TO DO IT!

FIRST: figure out here which Legislative District (LD) you live in based on your address.
SECOND: learn here who your representatives are according to your LD.
THIRD: find out how they’ve voted on certain matters regarding public education.
IF you are satisfied with the way Arizona Public Education is functioning, be sure to
VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW SERVING IN THE LEGISLATURE!

IF you don’t like the way our state’s public education system is functioning,
VOTE FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE WHO WILL DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY!
 

AZ PUBLIC SQUARE
is the place to find information
that will help you to make the voting decision that’s right for you !

Now it’s up to you to
do your duty to your kids and our community and . . .
VOTE!

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