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.
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!
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!
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!