Diane Douglas, the conservative Republican challenging Common Core-pushing John Huppenthal for Superintendent of Public Instruction in the Republican Primary has come out with a bombshell saying Governor Brewer’s veto of HB 2316 proves that John Huppenthal cannot deliver on his promise to protect student privacy.
Douglas reminds voters that at a candidate forum in SaddleBrooke, Arizona held on April 9th, Huppenthal assured the audience that the privacy of sensitive student information being gathered as part of Common Core would be protected through new legislation.
His claim is clearly false in the light of the Governor’s veto of HB 2316.
“John Huppenthal is either naive or disingenuous when he falsely claims that the Common Core dossiers being assembled on our children will be kept private. If there is one thing we have learned from the Obama Administration, it is that the government can no longer be trusted with private information,” stated Diane Douglas.
Douglas added, “I am disappointed that John Huppenthal is willing to collaborate with President Obama in building government files on our children. I am opposed to Common Core and I will not allow Arizona’s Public schools to be turned into data gathering agencies for the Obama Administration.”
Douglas’ bio can be read on her campaign website.
Seeing Red AZ has previously written about the huckstering Superintendent Huppenthal, a public education insider now on the campaign trail seeking reelection. He obviously knows what countless parents suspect. Why else would he angle to deceive them with a swift name change for this radical curriculum? In an instant, colluding with Gov. Jan Brewer to pull off the sleight-of-hand scam, “Common Core” magically morphed into “Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.” Oddly, Huppenthal sent out this media advisory acclaiming the fact that he escorted Obama’s radical Education Czar Arne Duncan around Arizona.
At 29 years of age John Huppenthal began an unbroken 30-year record of feeding at the public trough. During those years he has become a recognized establishment hack. It’s time to retire him.
Fortunately, Diane Douglas offers conservatives an outstanding choice. The status quo is not acceptable.