Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Andrew Morrill, president of the association, said the report covers some topics like student poverty he feels have been widely swept under the rug.There's a headline for you. Tea Party Meets Teachers Union. Handshakes Follow. It's not a marriage made in heaven—there are lots of areas of disagreement—but Douglas and the AEA have found some common ground, grounded in trying to do what's best for Arizona's children.
"Here’s an elected leader of education, and one I know has been in the press for a variety of reasons, but who says we better have a conversation about students not only about how they learn but how they live," Morrill said of Douglas.
Livingston today told our reporter that he concurs with Finchem’s complaints yesterday that the education funding plans proposed thus far are missing accountability measures to ensure the money will actually improve the state’s education system and make sure the additional money doesn’t just go into a black hole. “I think [Finchem] is correct that just throwing more money into education doesn’t fix anything. What good does that do? We need results, we need better results,” he said.I'm not telling tales out of school when I say that Finchem and Livingston are part of The Ted Cruz for President Arizona Leadership Team. I'm sure they're both proud of being part of what Cruz calls "such an accomplished group of conservatives in Arizona."
Tags: Doug Ducey , Senate President Andy Biggs , House Speaker David Gowan , Diane Douglas , Arizona Education Association , Andrew Morrill , Rep. Mark Finchem , House Majority Whip David Livingston , Education funding