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Douglas lashes out after Ducey overturns firings

State schools Superintendent Diane Douglas lashed out at Gov. Doug Ducey after he overturned her attempted firing of two state Board of Education employees, accusing him of infringing on her statutory and constitutional duties and of surrounding himself with a cabal of Common Core supporters.

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Don’t call us poor, we’re average!

Arizona Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Glenn Hamer took exception to Douglas’ characterization of Arizona public schools as “poor” in her State of Education speech this week, calling it “disturbing” and “irresponsible.”

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Bye Huppenthal, hello ethnic studies!

Douglas agrees with Huppenthal’s conclusion that Tucson Unified School District is violating a 2011 law prohibiting ethnic studies that promote the overthrow of the US government and resentment toward a race or class, but the new schools chief struck a far more conciliatory tone.

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