Katie Hobbs Delivers A Prepared Arizona Plan to Bolster the State’s Education System

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Katie Hobbs Delivers A Prepared Arizona Plan to Bolster the State’s Education System

Teachers and students join Hobbs in announcing her education plan on Solutions Can’t Wait Tour stop

FLAGSTAFF – Secretary of State and Democratic nominee for governor Katie Hobbs released her A Prepared Arizona plan on Sunday to finally invest in the state’s neglected  education system, address the exodus of teachers that has created a severe teacher shortage, and offer better education opportunities for all Arizonans.

The announcement came during a stop at Northern Arizona University for Hobbs’ Solutions Can’t Wait Tour. She was joined by teachers, students and members of the Arizona Education Association’s Asipiring Educators group, who discussed her detailed proposals for uplifting schools across the state. This plan stands in stark contrast to Kari Lake’s unhinged ideas around our children’s education like putting government cameras in classrooms to spy on Arizona children, imposing an out-of-state curriculum to take away choice from local schools and parents, and threatening funding for our schools.

“For far too long, Arizona has been last in the nation in terms of teacher pay and school rankings, and our kids and their futures are being shortchanged,” Hobbs said. “As a parent and as a product of Arizona schools myself, I know our state can be the best place to live, work and raise a family, and that starts with making sure our children are receiving a high-quality education. As governor, I will raise Arizona teacher salaries and ensure schools have the resources they need for students to thrive.”

Through Hobbs’ A Prepared Arizona plan, the state will:

  • Provide free early childhood education for students and affordable child care for parents.

  • Ensure our children and educators have the support, funding, and other resources they need to thrive.

  • Make sure every student has access to certified school counselors and social workers.

  • Support the state’s K-12 education system in helping every child learn, grow, and prepare for a wide range of higher education and career opportunities.

  • Increase the post-secondary education opportunities available to students.

Read more about Hobbs’ A Prepared Arizona plan here.

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