Conservatives who comprehend the need for parental choice in education are voting YES on 305
When the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic turns loose all of its resources on a single topic, it’s clear the newspaper is seeking to unduly influence what remains of its flagging, mostly Medicare eligible readership. Coordinated Page One reports, assenting columnists and editorials are the modus operandi for hammering home a point.
Apart from endorsing mostly liberals in the upcoming election, the topic of educational choice is contemptuously referred to as “vouchers.” The newspaper has also turned its wrath on Charter Schools, and their owners.
A front-page, above-the-fold October 5, headline blasted, “Arizonans confused by voucher measure.” To support its flawed contention, the editorial posing as a news report, substantiates it’s claim with this gem:
“Every Democrat in the Legislature opposed the 2017 expansion that Prop. 305 would keep in place or repeal. But 51 percent of Democratic voters surveyed said they would vote yes in support of the expansion.”
In the section of the voter guide where individuals and special interests pay to express their views on ballot propositions, ten full pages are filled with those who benefit from the current failed system, urging a no vote on Prop. 305. Don’t be fooled. Read about Empowerment Scholarship Accounts here.
Parents who want the best possible education for their children, were first-hand witnesses to the educrat establishment’s disregard for the public school students in their charge as they gave the back of their hands to their contractual agreements, abandoning students for a week, demanding a 20 percent salary increase for their part time jobs. The thousands of marching unionist teachers* mindlessly followed their favored leader Noah Karvelis, 24-year-old, hip-hop music teacher, and self-identified Socialist.
Passage of ballot propositions — 301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteed more money for education, which apparently is never enough. School districts routinely hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket sales would fund schools.
U.S. News and World Report recently put out its list of the Best Charter High School in the Nation. Arizona topped the list with seven schools.
* Follow the Money