SCW resident, ex-Peoria preparation central grabs GOP curtsy for state’s tip …



John Huppenthal addresses a media in a press discussion where he apologizes for his online remarks. 

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 9:52 pm

Updated: 10:19 am, Thu Sep 25, 2014.

SCW resident, ex-Peoria preparation central grabs GOP curtsy for state’s tip preparation post

Associated Press |

PHOENIX – Sun City West proprietor Diane Douglas’ thesis during a Republican primary discuss for Arizona’s tip preparation post was unchanging and delivered often: A opinion for her was a opinion opposite a Obama administration’s Common Core preparation standards.

Developed in 2009, expelled a year after and permitted by 45 states, a educational benchmarks in math and English denunciation arts/literacy (ELA) outline what a tyro should know and be means to do during a finish of any grade. But Douglas, who unseated obligatory John Huppenthal to turn a GOP’s claimant for superintendent of open instruction, reiterated Tuesday night that a standards take preparation decisions out of a hands of internal districts, relatives and teachers.

“The number-one problem is it is not underneath a control of Arizonans. We need to have standards and an preparation complement we can control,” pronounced Douglas.

The former 7-year member and two-time boss of a Peoria Unified School District Governing Board will continue that summary as she campaigns for a open instruction post heading adult to a Nov. 4 ubiquitous election. Douglas will face Arizona State University highbrow David Garcia, who degraded high propagandize English clergyman Sharon Thomas in a Democratic primary.

“We’re going to indicate out a disproportion (to voters). To whom does a preparation complement belong, relatives or Washington, D.C.?” she pronounced inside a ballroom during a Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Phoenix, where state Republicans hold their primary night gathering.

With 93 percent of a votes counted – 675 of 724 precincts stating – Douglas prisoner 131,022 votes, or 58 percent of a total, to Huppenthal’s 93,906, or 42 percent.

Huppenthal’s discuss was raid by discuss over unknown blog posts vicious of gratification recipients and Spanish media. But in an talk inside a ballroom, he placed a reasons for a outcome precisely on a Common Core issue.

“The Common Core emanate was a wilful issue. It was only a distracted fire, a tidal call that swept things away. we gave it 100 percent. we went out opposite a state and finished over 70 presentations to conclude a standards,” he said.

However, Douglas’ discuss ads settled Huppenthal was unsuitable on a standards. A devotee of Common Core, a obligatory pronounced during a discuss he never upheld them. Douglas’ ads destined electorate to hunt a Internet underneath “Huppenthal Common Core” for a facts.

Dist. 21 state Rep. Rick Gray of Sun City contends Douglas’ position on Common Core resonated with voters.

“There are a lot of people in this state who have critical concerns about Common Core. As a state we need to demeanour during that,” Gray explained.

Garcia’s position on Common Core was not immediately available. But Douglas will expected paint him as partial of a complement she pronounced has unsuccessful to repair education.

“They’ve had 50 years to repair a problem, and they haven’t finished it,” she said.

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Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 9:52 pm.

Updated: 10:19 am.

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