This waste of taxpayer resources has provided an opportunity for Arizona parents to call and report the amazing things their children’s teachers are doing. In the first week, ADE says they’ve received just a few actual complaints along with 2,600 calls, voice mails and emails, most of which are in support of Arizona’s teachers. They also confirmed they do not even save recordings of these calls after they come in, which only begs the question of why our elected leaders are expending tax resources to investigate such “serious issues” using nothing more than word of mouth and innuendo.
Meanwhile, we’ve received confirmation that legislative leadership intends to extend the deadline for bills to be heard in committees for one more week. These goalposts for legislative work are set in rule, not statute, so they can be moved or waived with a simple vote. Scan the list of bills in motion below and note that anything marked with the ⏱️icon now has until the end of the month before being considered dead for the year.
Even as Arizona’s Senate President blames all our state’s problems on “men in bikinis” who “dance weird” (yes, these are actual quotes from this week), there are still real bills — bills that would address real issues — that are awaiting a hearing. Are you tired of politicians who put performative shenanigans above the needs of our state’s students, classrooms and educators? We are too.
Use our one-click email tool to tell lawmakers you want Arizona’s real education needs prioritized once and for all. https://bit.ly/prioritizepubliced