|Stop this man
before he speaks again
Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey suffers from the malady of many wannabe rulers: magical thinking.
Inside his bubble, starving Arizona's schools will somehow help our children achieve at a higher level.
He wants voters to ignore this harsh fact: The Legislature cut $3 billion from our children's schools starting in 2007, a 24 percent reduction — one of the deepest in the nation when Arizona was already almost dead last in per pupil funding.
What did those cuts spawn? Arizona's teacher workforce shortage, super-sized classrooms, lack of state funding to buy basics like textbooks and school buildings falling into serious disrepair.