I find it unacceptable and a travesty that AZ ranks 48th in K-12 education, 49th in pupil teacher ratio and 50th in teacher pay. As a former teacher and the mother of two daughters who attended public school, I believe all children deserve a top-notch education. Last year our state legislature rammed through a school voucher bill (SB 1431) which takes tax dollars intended for public schools and transfers them to support private and for-profit charter schools. It is time to put our children ahead of profit.
I support a tax credit to parents with children enrolled in pre-school and support full-day Kindergarten to be available througout the State.