Arizona schools chief John Huppenthal sparred with his Republican primary challenger, Diane Douglas, Tuesday evening in a debate that focused on the state's new Common Core school standards but also touched on anonymous blog posts Huppenthal made that forced him to apologize.
The state's top school official apologized and repudiated anonymous blog posts he has made for at least the last four years equating welfare recipients with “lazy pigs” and declaring there should be no Spanish-language radio, TV, billboards and newspapers.
State School Superintendent John Huppenthal answers one of a series of questions to him at of a press conference Wednesday where he repudiated comments made in anonymous blogs about "lazy pigs" who get welfare and a diatribe against people who speak Spanish. But Huppenthal said he will not quit and will pursue his campaign for reelection. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
Have we had enough of our state schools superintendent John Huppenthal yet? Did his tussle with an elderly woman over the removal of a competitive candidate’s sign make you see red? Does his blatant touting of private schools through robocalls seem at odds with his elected position as superintendent of PUBLIC instruction? And now, how about his anonymous posting on political blogs, calling welfare recipients “lazy pigs” and vilifying Margaret Sanger for her work with Planned Parenthood?
So, the latest expose to come out about Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal is that he trolls on both liberal and conservative blogs using the names Thucydides and Falcon 9, defending none other than (drum roll please) John Huppenthal! And many of the comments can be traced back to the IP address of the Arizona Department of Education. WOW!
John Huppenthal was a no show at the The Arizona PTA hosted Candidates Forum for the role of superintendent of public instruction that was held in Mesa on May 28. What a “profile in courage” he is. How can anyone vote for someone who is so unconcerned with students that he is not even willing to meet with the PTA?
Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce public policy members hosted Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal during Friday’s meeting, where he spoke about the different waves of education from a state and national level.
John Huppenthal was a no show at the The Arizona PTA-hosted Candidates Forum for the role of superintendent of public instruction that was held in Mesa on May 28. What a “profile in courage” he is. How can anyone vote for someone who is so unconcerned with students that he is not even willing to meet with the PTA?
We are again facing another radical bill coming from our State Legislators. HB 2291 The Voucher Expansion Bill has all the disastrous marks of taking away needed funds for public schools in favor of vouchers for charter and private Schools. This bill, in very simple words, would pretty much destroy needed public funding for public schools. Then you add the fact that there is no accountability to how these private and charter schools are performing, nor do we know how these schools are our spending our TAX PAYER dollars!
Arizona public schools have offered to give up their claim to more than $1.2 billion in lost aid if the state will simply agree to adjust the current formula to recognize the fact that lawmakers broke state law.
Three seventh- and eighth-grade students from Payne Junior High School in the Chandler Unified School District were honored for their creative writing talents by the Arizona Education Foundation in the 2014 Polly Rosenbaum Writing Contest.
Payne Junior High School students Kaylee Ivie, Jin Ni and Maya Mortensen pose with Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal. The three students who attend the Queen Creek school each won an award for their creative writing talents. [Submitted photo]
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal made 150,000 robocalls to Arizona families encouraging them to send their children to private schools. What part of the word “public” in Public Instruction does he not understand?
Saying it's really a legal contract between the state and parents, Superintendent of Schools John Huppenthal is urging the Arizona Supreme Court to uphold the legality of what amounts to a voucher program for students.