(To be rescheduled) Arizona Schools: 49th in the Nation panel discussion

    October 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    UA College of Education Kiva Room
    1430 E 2nd St
    Tucson, AZ 85721
    UPDATE 10/9/18:  Just got email from College of Ed that this event will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for new date.
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 –
    6:30pm to 8:00pm
    Location: UA College of  Education, Kiva Room
    1430 E. 2nd St. Tucson
    “If we want a state where our kids and their kids can thrive, we need to invest in the schools that educate 95% of Arizona students.

    Join the College of Education on Wednesday, Oct 10 for a panel discussion on how citizen propositions, clean elections and oversight legislation can save Arizona public education.
    Arizona’s annual school funding is a billion dollars less than it was in 2008. That’s a $4.5 billion loss since 2009.”

    Please RSVP for this event here.

    If you need special accommodations or information about parking contact
    Fernando Parra at
    520-621-9578 or jorgeparra@email.arizona.edu

    Panel members:

    Dawn Penich-Thacker is the co-founder and Communications Director of Save our Schools Arizona. She will discuss how grassroots movements can support and strengthen public schools.

    Kirsten Engel is a professor at the UA College of Law and a member of the Arizona House of Representatives.  Representative Engel will discuss the role of the Legislature in school funding and regulations.

    Pam Powers Hannley is a member of the House of Representatives. Representative Powers Hannley will discuss the role of dark money and how we can protect clean elections.

    Room 211 Kiva Room
    College of Education
    1430 E. 2nd Street
    Tucson, AZ 85721

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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