Daily Archives: July 1, 2018

David Schapira’s 4 Arguments for InvestInEd

David Schapira, Democratic Candidate for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction

David Schapira, Democratic Candidate for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction

There are four good arguments in favor of the InvestInEd public initiative, according to David Schapira, a Democratic Candidate for state Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The InvestInEd public initiative creates a dedicated funding source to keep teachers in Arizona classrooms and give students the one-on-one attention they deserve.

Schapira is former Senate Democratic leader and current Tempe City Council member. He spoke at a recent meeting of the LD9 Democrats in Tucson.

➊ It will restore the $700 million in state funds cut from education over the last 10 years. “The Republican majority in the Legislature decided to balance the budget on the backs of our kids. Pima and Maricopa county colleges county lost every penny of funding from the state, and the universities cut were cut too,” Schapira said. “The RedforEd movement convinced the Legislature to put money back into public schools. But even after that our public schools still have $700 million less than they did a decade ago.” Continue reading

Political Calendar: Week of July 1, 2018

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Political Calendar for the Week of July 1, 2018:

Monday, July 2: On July 2, 1776, that the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia voted to approve a resolution for independence from Britain. On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote an excited letter to his wife, Abigail Adams, in which he predicted the joyous celebrations of American Independence Day, including the parties: “It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other.” Adams added, “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America.” But the signing ceremony for the Declaration of Independence didn’t occur until July 4. Because July 4 appears on the famous document, that date became the one we celebrate as Independence Day.

Monday, July 2, Noon: No meeting. Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon’s View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary’s Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr’s Cafeteria). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. No meeting in observance of Independence Day. Next Week: Adam Ragan, Candidate for TUSD Board.

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