Voter Education Program on vouchers at LWVGT meeting


    Voter Education Program. School Vouchers: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going? Speakers: Chris Kotterman from the Arizona School Board Association will review the history of vouchers. Rep. Todd Clodfelter from Tucson will clarify who decides on vouchers. Ricky D. Hernandez, President, Arizona Association of School Business Officers, will review the cost of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) programs (aka vouchers) in our public schools.

    Location: Joel D. Valdez Pima County Public Library

    101 N. Stone, Lower Level 1 Mtg. Rm

    Time: 9:30 am refreshments, 10 am + 12 pm program Partner: Metropolitan Education Commission

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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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