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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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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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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Update on Statewide Ballot Initiatives

You can follow the progress of signature verification for all ballot initiatives here. Also, arguments for and against — to be included in the official Secretary of State Voter Guide were due July 11 and are available online at the same link (below the signature count charts).

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Invest in Ed Petition Signing

Stop by Historic Brewing Barrel and Bottle to sign the petition to get Invest In Ed on the ballot.

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Invest in Ed Petition Signing

Stop by Firecreek Coffee House and sign the petition to get Invest In Ed on the ballot.

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Facts Not Slogans Support Invest in Ed Initiative

A letter written by Ann Heitland and published in today’sĀ Arizona Daily Sun lays out the arguments on both sides of the Invest in Education initiative, for which petitions are circulating now. On the one side, there are fiscal facts; on the other are tired old slogans: The opponents of the Invest in Education Initiative have […]

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Update on Ballot Initiatives: Supporting Democratic Values

Newcomers to Arizona from eastern states often wonder what all the fuss about ballot initiatives is. Arizona became a state at the height of the Progressive Era in American history so the populist principle that citizens could initiate their own laws was enshrined in our State Constitution. Republicans in the legislature have tried to undermine […]

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