Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Douglas-Ducey-Board Plot Thickens

Posted By on Tue, May 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM

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Let me see if I have this straight.

Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Diane Douglas, so feared by her fellow Republicans that many of them jumped ship and endorsed Democrat David Garcia, won the general election and almost immediately fired two State Board of Education staffers, claiming they were are too liberal. Ducey, who dips his toes regularly into Tea Party waters, disagreed that they're too liberal, said she didn't have the right to fire Board employees and reinstated them. Douglas accused Ducey of plotting to push Common Core on Arizona children and moving money from traditional public schools to charters.

Pause a few months while the legislature is in session. Then the Board up and left the Department of Education building and headed for the building the Governor lives in, saying Douglas is impossible to work with. Oh, and they set up their own website and gave themselves new email addresses to make the break complete. Douglas decided to take them to court, saying they have to come home and do as she says, because, Rule of Law.

Which takes us up to Monday, when the Board threatened to sue Douglas because she won't let board employees access teacher records, which they need to do their jobs, unless they come to the Department of Education and work from there.

My question is: Who's going to be at the head of the line to pick up the Recall Diane Douglas petitions, the left or the not-quite-as-Tea-Party-as-Douglas right?

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