AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas’ headaches grow
There must be something in the water at the Arizona Department of Education. The Superintendent’s chief of staff Michael Bradley is doing a good imitation of John Huppenthal, his beleaguered boss’ equally beset predecessor.
Huppenthal found himself in hot water after he was exposed as the anonymous commenter on numerous blogs — including this one — which he visited during work hours as well as in the wee hours when the insomniac was unable to sleep. KPHO-TV 5 carried this report at the time. The decade’s long, serial office holder ultimately lost the 2014 primary election to Diane Douglas in a 58 to 41 percent upset.
Fast forward. Though Bradley asserts he was sick and sending emails from home, his problems arose when contacting the Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators regarding the group’s possible support of the recall of his boss. Bradley works for Diane Douglas, the current state Superintendent of Public Instruction who is the subject of a recall effort.
Now Max Goshert, the recall’s chairman, has filed a complaint with the state Attorney General’s Office accusing Bradley of breaking state law by engaging in political activities on state time.
The rest of the story is sure to unfold.
Tucson.com carries the Capitol Media Services report which details the current fiasco.