All students deserve a high-quality education, regardless of zip code.
PROVIDE SUPPORT PROGRAMS
Students need greater access to mental health support. They need more counselors in schools, not more resource officers. Until our student to counselor ratio reflects national standards, our students will suffer. Our educators need high-quality professional development in curriculum and pedagogy in our ever changing and challenging educational environment.
PROMOTE EQUITY IN SCHOOLS
Maricopa County students and educators need smaller class sizes, repaired infrastructure, updated textbooks, and fully-funded classrooms, regardless of their zip code. They need a leader who will address the inequities among marginalized students: students with special needs, students of color and students living in poverty.
RESTORE SCHOOL BOARD APPOINTMENT PROCESS
Our current Maricopa County School Superintendent stripped the county of a well regarded community-based model for our school board appointment process. These important positions must be protected with the restoration of the Sanford University collective impact model which emphasizes local control for individual school boards.