Public Education Rally

    October 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Congresswoman Martha McSally's office, Tucson
    4400 E Broadway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85711

    Public Education Rally

    at Representative Martha McSally’s Tucson Office

    Monday October 9, 2017


    4400 E. Broadway

    (we’ll be on Broadway in front of the building-sign making supplies available at 3:30)

    “President Trump, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Governor Doug Ducey and Representative Martha McSally all have a common goal for public education: Gut It and privatize!  

    According to FiveThirtyEight, McSally votes with Trump 95.7% of the time. During the campaign Donald Trump and his son denigrated public schools and promoted vouchers. His budget and appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education push that same agenda.

    Join us Monday at 4:00 and and let McSally know she needs to Stand with Arizona and not the Trump-DeVos-Ducey agenda. Their budget and agenda hurts children and damages our public education system.


    The Trump/DeVos/McSally/Ducey agenda:

    *Gut public education funding

    *Divert Title II money from teacher training and class size reduction put it into vouchers for private and religious schools

    *Vouchers, Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, Educational Savings Accounts

    *Cut funds for special education

    *Provide federal vouchers to schools even if they discriminate against LGBTQ or African American students

    *Lower standards for teacher certification

    *Give additional funds to schools with higher test scores

    *Lower college campus rape protections in Title IX”

    from Robin Hiller,

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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).

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