Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is visiting Tucson this week for two forums, where constituents can tell her what they think about the "AZ Kids Can't Afford to Wait!" plan she unveiled early in October.
In the 156-page plan, Douglas put forward several proposals—including demanding the state to invest $400 million on teachers and gutting Common Core, among other solutions to the problems she sees in the state's education system.
The plan was created after the statewide "We Are Listening Tour." Douglas traveled to several cities throughout Arizona, hearing "concerns and suggestions" of parents, students and educators. After a total of 14 meetings, Douglas then compiled all of those comments, as well as suggestions made on the Arizona Department of Education website, and developed the proposals in the plan.
The "We Heard You" tour began in October, and will be wrapping up in Tucson on Thursday, Nov. 19.
Douglas' first forum in the nearby area is on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Canyon del Oro High School's auditorium, 25 W. Calle Concordia, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The following day, she'll be at Catalina Magnet High School's auditorium, 3645 E. Pima Street, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Read the entire "AZ Kids Can't Afford to Wait!" plan here.