After 31 years at the public trough, it’s time to retire the increasingly bizarre John Huppenthal: Vote Diane Douglas
CBS Channel 5 provides this coverage of what AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal does in his spare time. Judging from various news reports, it appears Huppenthal has a lot of it. Seeing Red AZ has made no bones about the fact we hope he has even more after the Primary Election votes are counted on August 26, 2014.
Conservative syndicated columnist, Michelle Malkin who has devoted the past two years to sounding the alarm on Common Core, supports Diane Douglas. Read her endorsement.
Huppenthal’s staff offered a statement explaining John Huppenthal’s proclivities which can be read in the Channel 5 link and this report in the daily newspaper, which includes Channel 12 video coverage. His comments —- sometimes posted late night/early morning —- but often during time when he should be tending to his duties and on the state computer —- use the monikers “Thucydides,” “Socrates1289,” and “Falcon9.”
The Arizona Daily Star has been following Huppenthal’s blog prowls, also.
Back in September, unaware we were dealing with the state’s top educrat —- in a post that garnered 35 comments —- SRAZ chastised Huppenthal’s alias “Socrates 1289” with these words:
“You have tried dominating this section with over a dozen comments. Although some have been posted, don’t expect to see any others. Your wild accusations, name calling and warning to others that this is an untruthful site, will not fly here. This conservative, fact-based site obviously is not the place for you.
It is frenzied candidate John Huppenthal, meeting strong opposition to his bonding with Arne Duncan and Obama’s educare, who is untruthful. He deviously wants to change the name “Common Core” to “Arizona College and Career Ready Standards” hoping no one will notice. We all have and will not forget. Huppenthal is rightly sweating his upcoming election and has taken refuge in deceit.”
Huppenthal has commanded a lot of attention on this site:
Sept. 19, 2013: Huppenthal’s con job: Pushes renaming Common Core
Sept. 22, 2013: Common Core deception: In AZ it starts with Huppenthal
Sept. 24, 2013: Gov. Brewer, AZ SPI Huppenthal, partner on education deceit
Sept. 27, 2013: Educrat trio: Huppenthal, Brewer, AZ Republic
Feb. 12, 2014: Huppenthal urging parents to remove kids from Common Core?
Feb. 21, 2014: Common Core gets hammered in AZ Senate
Apr. 29, 2014: Veto of HB 2316 proves Huppenthal wrong on student privacy
May 12, 2014: AZ Education Superintendent race goes national
Check through these previous posts and it becomes apparent Huppenthal leaves a lot to be desired. Common Core is serious business. America‘s children are the pawns in the alarming game of federal overreach. As happens too frequently, those we trusted are attempting to hoodwink us with catchy jargon and glib name changes. Now as a worried candidate facing angry parents, Huppenthal has reconstructed the name, though keeping the rotten core of Common Core and spends hours defending his indefensible actions on blogs —- often on the taxpayer’s dime.