Surrounded by teachers, parents, students and his family, educator, public-school advocate and Tempe City Councilmember David Schapira announced his candidacy for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction.
“Parents and teachers across the state know our education system is in crisis. Billions of dollars in cuts have left us with crumbling schools and a dwindling number of qualified teachers. Our elected leaders are failing us,” said Schapira. “I have spent my entire professional life as both an educator and a public education advocate because I believe education is the boot-strap by which we pull ourselves up. Educational opportunity in this country has produced innovators, leaders and visionaries who propel our nation forward.”
Schapira criticized Diane Douglas for ignoring her responsibility to be an advocate for public education. “Diane Douglas sat on the sidelines during her campaign, and she has done the same while in office. I will be an Arizona Superintendent who advocates for all of our students.
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