Petition Drive: Invest In Ed!

We will be collecting signatures for the Invest in Ed ballot initiative and for any local Democratic candidates who need them.  There will be two tables on the porch on the east side of our building. Please wear a mask and maintain a safe distance from others in the area (minimum 6 feet). We will […]

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Petition Drive: Invest In Ed!

We will be collecting signatures for the Invest in Ed ballot initiative and for any local Democratic candidates who need them.  There will be two tables on the porch on the east side of our building. Please wear a mask and maintain a safe distance from others in the area (minimum 6 feet). We will […]

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Invest in Education Petition Signing Opportunity

How embarrassing! Arizona ranks 49th in our country when it comes to compensating educators in our public schools. Please join us at the Ice House in Flagstaff on Saturday, May 30 , 12PM -2PM to sign petitions to get “Invest in Ed” on the November ballot. Our location is at the corner of Birch St. […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of February 24, 2020

Most of these bills are not available for Request to Speak since there are only a few committees meeting this week.  The bills are transitioning from one house to the other this week so most of these are scheduled for floor votes this week.  We recommend that folks e-mail or call the legislators to express […]

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Letter to the editor: November results could improve state’s ranking

The state of Arizona was handed a dismal grade when it comes to raising families. WalletHub ranked the state 41st out of 50 in categories of Health & Safety, Education, Child Care, Affordability, Socioeconomics and Family Fun. The state ranked 48th in Health & Safety, Child Care and Socioeconomics. The state improved its rank with […]

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We Need Better Education Leadership

We’re frankly embarrassed. Our State Senator is Republican Sylvia Allen. She’s head of the Senate Education Committee. We need to change that. We can by electing a Democratic in November 2020. Currently, there is one Democrat running for the seat — Felicia French. Why are we writing this now? Because we’re enraged by another piece […]

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Save Our Schools Arizona Townhall

Have a question about Arizona’s public education funding crisis you’ve been dying to ask? Have an idea about supporting public schools that you’d like to share? Join us this fall for a series of SOSAZ Townhalls where we’ll discuss the issues, share insights, and collect feedback about what it takes to truly support Arizona’s 1.1 […]

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Educational Priorities for LD-6 Candidate Evans

I have always said that an institution’s budget reflects our values…. Together, we can build the Arizona we want. Coral Evans Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans published a column this week in Flagstaff Business News which lays out her priorities for Arizona Education. Mayor Evans is the Democratic candidate for the Arizona House in Legislative District […]

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A reminder about how schools used to be run

The recent news of the death of Sam Borozan, “Mr. NAU,” reminds this retired faculty member of a time when NAU was regarded (along with other state universities) as a place that was worthy of substantial public support. Both our state government and fellow citizens once valued as a public good that our public schools, […]

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2019 Legislative Wrap up — the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

We believe that your advocacy through Request to Speak and with phone calls, emails, letters, and in person meetings with legislators made a difference in the 2019 session — mostly in stopping some very bad bills. Let’s keep it up next year! POSITIVE RESULTS: Delivered on the promise of a second installment of 20×2020, which […]

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