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How the teacher shortage in education impacts all of us

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As a young girl growing up, when people would inadvertently ask me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My answer would most assuredly be, “A teacher.” Teaching was a proud profession, one I and others I knew aspired to be part of. My parents had always stressed the importance of education in our home and for me; the ability to influence lives and inspire others was the perfect combination.

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Open primary ‘do-gooders’ push Frankenstein of a ballot scheme

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The Arizona Capitol Times recently reported the same people behind the failed jungle primary initiative in 2012 plan on taking another run at it in 2016. Only this time jungle primary supporters intend to team up with another group of liberals pushing an aggressive regulatory agenda designed to relieve Arizonans of our free speech rights—all under the guise of eliminating so-called dark money.

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JTED funding still in limbo

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While Governor Ducey and Arizona’s K-12 schools are eager to resolve the prolonged lawsuit over voter-approved inflation funding, JTEDs’ premier Career and Technical Education programs still face extinction starting in 2017.

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The true cost of suing the EPA

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The Clean Power Plan will be costly, but it seems no one is considering the cost of being reactive rather than proactive about climate change and the health issues that ensue because of it.

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